Today concludes the 2012 “Nanowrimo,” which stands for “National Novel Writing Month.” The challenge is to write a whole novel (minimum 50,000 words) in just 30 days. I’ve always wanted to do this, but it’s the wrong month for me to take anything else on, what with Holiday Bazaars every single weekend.
However, I’ve been thinking… (Danger, Will Robinson!!)… What if I were to start my next novel in January, and invite blog readers to come along on the process? What if I worked on some aspect of my book most days and then posted what I’d accomplished? It would certainly encourage me to be accountable, wouldn’t it?
My first cozy mystery took me 18 days to write the “working, annotated outline,” and then 51 days to write the first draft of 62,000 words. I let it sit for 30 days, then added another thousand plus words to it. It’s now complete at 72,500 words and out looking for an agent and/or publisher.
I’m going to mull this idea around: “Janowrimo,” Jan’s Novel Writing Month. Raise your hand if you think this is a fine idea, one that will finally get my butt moving to write daily toward my goal of having Novel #2 finished by late spring.
Hold onto your hats; this just may be the ticket!