National Novel Writing Month 2018

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With November and National Novel Writing Month just a few days away, writers everywhere are stocking up on ink, canned soup, and self-doubt.

I took part ‘officially’ through their website a few years ago, but it was an irritating experience I’m not looking to repeat. In strangely fortuitous timing, I’ll be writing the first draft of a cyberpunk heist novel in November, which, if the characters play nice, I’m planning to spin into a series. The idea has been percolating for a few months now as I’ve been busy finishing off my last book, Zenith Rising (releasing in December), so I’m confident it’ll come together. I’m also excited to be writing in a new genre, bring on the megacorps and cyberware!

Think you’ll be participating in NaNoWriMo this year? If you are, good luck — try not to get lost in the big picture, just put down one word after another; it’s always worked for me.

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3 thoughts on “National Novel Writing Month 2018”

  1. I participated in NaNoWriMo the first year I started writing, many years ago. It helped me settle into the writing routine. I haven’t participated since but am grateful for the initial experience. Now I write in every month. 😉 Good luck with your writing endeavors!

    1. I love the idea of NaNoWriMo, it’s incredibly helpful to jump-start a book; I just can’t stand the commericalisation the company shoves in your face — I don’t want to be constantly bothered with merchandise ads and phony positivity while I’m trying to write.

      Thanks for commenting. The Water-Creatures is an intriguing title, is there a blurb anywhere I can read? I hope you find representation for it soon.

      1. I agree with you about the commercialization of so many things in modern life…. And thanks for your kind words about my book title. I sent you a Twitter DM to continue this conversation there. 😉

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