60 Days Until NaNoWriMo

If you’ve been around me for even just a little while you know that NaNoWriMo is a Big Deal for me. I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into when I first participated in 2006. Since that first year, I’ve had wins and losses, and I think every year NaNoWriMo has become more important to me.

Last year The Dreams was my NaNoWriMo project. It’s a beast of a story and I’m still working on it today. My goal is to finish the first draft before the start of NaNoWriMo this year. That doesn’t mean I’ll reach the end of the novel here on the blog before November. As of right now, it looks like The Dreams will carry us into 2017, but there is some wiggle room there because revisions could easily mess up my projected chapter count.

This year my plan is to finish writing The Dreams well before November 1, and then dive into writing my next serial novel. I’m taking an old idea of mine and ripping it to pieces and building it back up as a brand new story. I haven’t settled on a title for it yet. Let’s hope I come up with something good before November so I can stop calling it The Next Project. It’s going to have creatures somewhere between demons and fae, assassins, exorcists, and an unconventional love triangle. I’m looking forward to writing it, and I hope you’ll enjoy reading it once I start posting it here once The Dreams reaches its conclusion.

Are you participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Do you know what project you will be writing? Let me know in the comments!

15 thoughts on “60 Days Until NaNoWriMo

  1. I’ve had a very bad year for writing – I’ve failed two Camp NaNoWriMos, badly – so I really need NaNoWriMo to get me going again. I’m looking over old ideas but none are really leaping out at me. Good luck with your project!


  2. Wow, looks like you’ve got a lot of stuff to do before November rolls around! I wouldn’t want to plot a new novel while still finishing the old one… Anyway, good luck!

    Not sure what I’ll be writing in November! I meant to start my novel about exiled fairies then, but recently decided to start writing sooner (like, this month), so I might be working on that during November too.


    • I’m hoping to finish writing this novel before I dive too deeply into plotting the next, but I’m too excited not to sneak in a bit of planning now.

      A novel about exiled fairies? That sounds really interesting! I don’t blame you for wanted to start it sooner.


  3. I think I’m going to participate in this year’s NaNoWriMo, but I want to prepare for it better this time. You know create a layout of my story in October so that I can write the first draft in November.


  4. I haven’t written much at all these past couple of years except for NaNoWriMo (and camps) and failed miserably at all of them, not even participating in July’s camp.

    BUT, I am doing NaNoWriMo this year! I’m doing a cozy mystery, like I’ve tried to do the past couple of years. Once I get my characters created, I’m planning this thing backwards: the discovery/confrontation of the killer she learning the “why”, planting each clue and red herring backward until I get to the beginning. Learned about that method in my screenplay class last semester. We’ll see how it goes.


  5. Yes! I’m taking part! I’m very excited about it too!
    I will win a fantastic work count and hopefully the first draft of my novel!
    I have an idea for a psychological thriller that i’m hoping will be intriguing and something people will want to read!
    Im following your progress! Feel free to add me as a writing buddy!


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