While I’m a big fan of writing all year round, not just in November, I can’t pretend that NanoWriMo didn’t play a role in my final surge into becoming a self-published author.
I used NanoWriMo 2015 to assemble the rough draft of book three (a rough draft which now stands at 140,000 words and is nearly complete), so I can’t lie… NanoWriMo has played a pivotal role in my work, even though I write where and when I can all year round.
So here we stand in October, 2016 and I got my first notification that NanoWriMo 2016 is starting its spin up process, but I have no idea what to work on this year. As I said, Book Three’s first draft is nearly complete, and until I get that wrapped, I’m very hesitant to consider work on something else.
Although I have a great editor, I don’t think I can finish this work and get a first run back by November, so I can’t even use it for a second draft of this novel. Will this be the first year since 2013 that I don’t actively work on something? I hope not, but it’s possible.
Anyone else struggling with this question?