I can’t believe that it is one year later and I am embarking on my second novel. I decided this year to write by the seat of my pants instead of writing a detailed outline. We’ll see how it goes. I tried to write in April and July, but school got in the way. This month, I’m going to hold myself accountable by posting my progress every day. I am still editing the first novel I wrote last November and planning the other novel I wanted to write in April, but I wanted to write something completely different to get my creativity going again. I hope it will help me rekindle my passion for my original NaNoWriMo project. Can a person conduct a dissertation study, teach college English and write a novel in a month? We’re about to find out!
November is National Novel Writing Month. The website, nanowrimo.org, hosts a novel writing competition to honor the month. The goal is 50,000 words in a month. I’ve had an idea for a novel. I had even finished an outline for it, but had not had much luck progressing on the actual draft. This month, I decided to devote at least an hour a day to writing my novel. My daily goal is to write at least 1500 words. So far, I have written 18659 words. That’s the most I have ever written on a single writing project. I hope by the end of November to have the first draft of my novel finished.
In honor of the month, I decided to begin posting my novel here on my blog.