You don’t need me to tell you that NaNoWriMo is almost here. I’ve been seeing people posting about their 2017 NanoPrep since September! Still, November 1st is just a couple days away so I’d be remiss if I didn’t say anything about my plans for this year.
Last year was my first successful NaNoWriMo; I managed to write 50k words in the first draft of my book, The Witch’s Patron! Even though the challenge was hard and stressful, it was also incredibly fun and motivating. I’m in love with the community and the rush that comes with knowing thousands of other writers are right there with you as you push to hit those 50k words.
Despite not having a fresh novel to work on this year, I didn’t want to miss out. I have so many projects on the go right now that I decided to do what I’ve seen Twitter referring to as NaNoRebel: a version of the challenge where you work on something other than a novel.
My goal is still to write 50k words by the end of November, only this time I’ll be spreading those words out across three different projects:
- My submission for the upcoming Love & Bubbles anthology (5k words)
- New scenes for The Witch’s Patron (~20k words)
- Continuing work on The Wind and the Horizon (25k+ words
By the time the month is over I should have so much work off my plate, but more than that I’m excited to have a good excuse to write every day!
Are you participating in NaNoWriMo next month? Let’s be buddies!
Also, tell me all about your project in the comments! Are you going the classic route or will you be joining the Nano Rebellion?