November always seems to sneak up on me, and to be honest, I don’t focus quite as much attention on NanoWriMo as I used to. At this point I’ve written four novels (well, seven actually, though three are in various stages of revision) and eight novellas and I feel pretty good about my capacity to string a bunch of nonsense words together consecutively.
But there’s still something about NanoWriMo. After all, it was NanoWriMo 2014 where I finished the first draft of The Fog of Dreams, a crazy cobbling together of ideas that would eventually kick off the Operation: Harvest Trilogy.
So, now what? I’ve got no more Operation: Harvest to work on, and I’m in the throes of a short fiction science-fiction series…no novels to write there.
That being said, I feel strongly about working on something this month, so I’ve decided to be extra ambitious. I’ve been completing pretty much one novella every month since I started this project back in May. So for NanoWriMo this year, I’m shooting for two. Each one averages anywhere from 25,000 – 30,000 words, so if I can knock off two novellas, that will hit my 50K goal and get me some breathing room in publishing as well.
Sounds like a win-win.
So here we are, a week away from the start of NanoWriMo 2017 and I’m officially ready to go. Outlines have been written, character fates have been sealed.
NanoWriMo 2017, I’m ready.