As you know, it’s September. Which I love.
But after September comes October, and I think we all know where I’m going with this.
November. Month of my birth.
That magical and/or terrifying time when writers around the world attempt to knock out a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. I’ve attempted National Novel Writing Month (aka “NaNoWriMo”) a few times in the past. Since we all know I finished my first novel back in July of this year, it goes without saying that I have invariably FAILED.
Right now I’m working on revisions and edits to Belle Starr 2, my new weekly flash fiction by email project (which is awesome and which you should totally subscribe to right now), all the writing I have to do as a content and community manager, and just beginning my Super Secret Writing Project for 2014.
So, kind of a lot of stuff I’m working on presently. Also, I’ve now written a novel (although mine was the 40,000 word definition used by the SFWA, not the 50K required by NaNoWriMo). I’ve been tracking my total word counts for the month during this whole “eBook every month” project. My highest month ever was ~25,000 words.
To finish NaNoWriMo, I’d need to write 10K more than my longest completed project to date, at about double my highest record monthly rate of speed.
I don’t know if I can do that.
Do you think I should try?
Seriously. I’m asking you guys. Drop me a comment.