It's NaNoWriMo season, and that means I'm somewhere in the thick of drafting another novel. This post was meant to have been done back in October before drafting began, but as you now know, life blew up on me, as it is wont to do, and set me behind schedule.
I'm most grateful for here and now, and all the challenges I'm pushing myself through with the knowledge that I'll come out the other side a better person. Failure isn't an option. Lessons will be learned. Goals will have to be reevaluated, I'm sure. Compromise is a last resort. I'm ready, right now, to push myself to reach for the next level, and I want you to join me for the journey.
I have a reading list that is pages long, and an entire blog devoted to reviews. Books gave me a new career when I thought I was used up and useless because of my disabilities - not just because I can read and write reviews (which I do in copious quantities), but also because I've gotten ideas from them for expanding myself into areas I never would have dreamed of before
So, as we roll into November, for those who are married to, parents of, or living with, an author who is tackling the daunting (but not impossible) task of writing a full, 200 page novel in 30 days, I give you the advice that Hubby wishes he'd had a year ago.
National Novel Writing Month begins in a few days (November 1, to be precise) and is a 30 day challenge to write a 50,000 word (or 200 pages) work. Traditionally, NaNoWriMo is about writing fiction and telling stories, but in it's almost 20 years of existence, writers have branched out into other works.