It's that time again! National Novel's Writer Month, or NaNoWriMo, is here. It starts midnight tonight. I know that several members of this blog are going to be taking part this year and I thought we could do a mid month check up to see how everyone is doing and how far along they are to their 50 thousand word goals. To kick it off, I'm going to stay up and start writing in the wee first hours of November and see if I can get a good five hundred in before I crash for the night. My goal is to work on new material for my Death Man novel as well as get a start on a new novel that can work as my workshop pieces for the upcoming winter residency where I will be starting my third semester with Pine Manor College's Solstice MFA in Creative Writing.
A word of advise from me for all those out there attempting this wonderful and exciting task: make time. Steal minutes wherever you can. Even if you just have fifteen minutes between things and you think you have enough quiet or concentration to pump out a few paragraphs, then do it. Every little word counts. A book is nothing but chapters and chapters are made of pages and pages are made of paragraphs and those paragraphs are made of sentences and that's where words come in. They are the foundation of everything in literature. Keep the words coming and don't stop to edit (or at least don't stop for too long). Best of luck to my fellow NaNoWriMo participants. Ready, set, write!