Yep. It’s that time of year again! This year I’ve decided to do something a little different than what I’ve done in Nano’s past. This will be my 9th novel and I thought it might interesting to people reading my blog about how this year goes. Yep, I’m going to blog about my writing this year, which kind of seems like a novel concept given that this blog literally started as a pep talk blog for NaNoWriMo for one of my college courses.
This year I’m continuing on what has turned out to be a steampunk fantasy novel. It sort of happened after I bragged to several members of my region that I was going to “kill Timmy” in my novel, Timmy being the chat bot that lurks the NaNo chat rooms. I really want to try and beat my personal best in terms of word count this year. Last year, I blew it out of the water during a regional word war with the Naperville region, when I won NaNo with a staggering 63,020 words. This year I’m aiming for more than that.
Luckily this year, my region has been challenged by the Dayton, Ohio region, so that should be some pretty solid motivation to keep writing on in spite of everything going on at work, including working thirds (blech), and this relentless cold. I’m also hosting my Saturday write-in again this year, so there’s accountability there, plus a Tuesday Night write-in that should keep me plenty focused on reaching my word count goals. I’m optimistic in spite of everything going on, so here it goes, and I hope you guys enjoy the ride!