50,000 or Bust

Hey Kids,


National Novel Writing Month.

This event is held every November and the rules are simple.tumblr_mvlcokDhGQ1qc0c3bo1_500

Write 50,000 original words between November 1st and 30th.

It’s an average of a little less than 1700 words per day for 30 days.

If you submit 50,000 words before midnight on the 30th, you win. If you don’t, you don’t.

Or as I see it: if I don’t, I lose.

I participated in 2010, 2011, and 2013. All wins. I considered myself too busy last year. Maybe next year, I said. It wasn’t worth the risk of losing.

Again this year, I began to say the same thing. Way too busy. Too many irons in the fire. Two books in the process of editing. No way to get more writing done. I don’t want to not win.

It sounded familiar. I was losing without even trying. I’d rather not win by not writing enough than lose by default.

So I’m in. I started today and have about 1400 words written so far. I’ll get back to it tonight.

I have no intentions of losing. And at the end of this month, I’ll have the base of a new novel.

“If it needs to be done, do it.”

I’ll keep you up to date.

NaNoWriMo: 1455/50000

Day 251

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