Every November for the past 3 years, I’ve participated in NaNoWriMo. That’s national novel writing month. Authors around the globe challenge themselves to write 50k words in 30 days. All levels of writers participate. There are virtual write ins this year in place of meet ups, which is a bummer. I’ve always enjoyed writing beside a group of 50 authors I’ve never met and taking over a coffee shop. Maybe next year we can continue. Yesterday I finished editing Sour Moon, which is book two in the Lazarus City quartet. Lazarus City, book one is with my proof editor and will soon be published (published, omg!!). If I’m a bit out of it this month it’s because I’m writing on top of working, managing three kids, two writing groups, and everything else life throws at me. I might be stuck. I might be in the zone. I might be drinking too much coffee. I’m taking social media off my phone this month because….squirrel! I may post a few things but please know you may not get a response right away.
Do you want to write a novel? A short story? Book of poems? Maybe you think it’s too late to start something so ambitious. Answer this next question carefully to find out if there’s still time. Are you dead? If no, then it is not too late. It’s not too late for a lot of your dreams. Grab those dreams by the ___ and don’t let ___ get in the way.
It’s NaNo, baby!!
Go, go, go!
Good luck. One day I’ll have the time to commit to the marathon.