It’s been pretty dead around here lately. No updates. Nothing new to post.
I’ve been starting to read various books and then not finishing them for various reasons. I’m just over halfway done with my last UCBx Writing Certificate class and that’s been keeping me busy. And of course, there’s work…
And now, here we are in November, and it’s that time of year again…
No, I’m not talking about “Movember.” Yes, it’s a great cause to support, but no, I don’t care to see any time-lapse photos of your facial hair growth. I’m talking about that novel writing tradition called “NaNoWriMo” of which I’ve been a participant on and off for the past seven years.
Against my better judgement I’ve decided to give it another go this year. And, since I’m so stoked about the story I produced last year, I’m going the traditional route again this year and starting something new (as opposed to being a “NaNo rebel” and working on adding an additional 50k words to an existing project). Except this time I didn’t even have characters or a basic plot outline until last week. So, put me firmly in camp “Pantser” this year (writing by the seat of my pants, as opposed to the more organized “Plotter” approach).
If you are interested in keeping score at home, here’s a little word-count progress widget so you can heckle me when I (inevitably) fall behind and have to spend Thanksgiving weekend shackled to my keyboard, writing like a demon.
And, if you’re participating this year, feel free to add me as a writing buddy.
See you in the writing trenches, word nerds, (since I won’t have time for much else) or catch you on the flip side (aka December)!
(11/9: Updated to refresh chart…)