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Diving into the Writing Cave

Someone asked me if I was going to participate in Nanowrimo this year. I have a soft spot in my heart for the event- It’s a month long challenge to write a story, 50K, during the month of November. I took part for the first time back in 2007, and it was the catalyst to my writing career. Really.

But I doubt I’ll take part this year. I’ve already learned some of the lessons Nano teaches. Like turn off the inner editor- you want a story first, edit it to make it pretty later. And the lesson of ‘write every day’.

When I don’t have edits or other publishing related things happening, I’m now completing 2K words in a day on average. On a good day I can get 5K, but that’s pushing it and the story has to be flowing well.

But when other things are happening, like the upcoming contest and party for the release of Wolf Flight? My writing time on new stories goes down, even while my writing words go up. I’ve got 12 blogs to write before the end of the month for during the contest, plus on release day, October 27, and a couple of things for another publisher. That’s not counting this blog!

So to make sure that silly little bar on the right progresses on the cowboy story, I’m crawling into the cave. I’ll be back here on Saturday with a Snippet, and then the following Thursday, October 22 I’ll be starting up the Howl for Wolf Flight contest.

But I’ll leave you with a fun bit of news. Wolf Game, Book 3 in the Granite Lake Wolves, is tentatively scheduled for release March 23, 2010. That’s one year less a day after Book 1. I’m thrilled!

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JK Coi
JK Coi
11 years ago

Congrats on the new space. Pretty! 🙂

I did Nano in 2007 too and it was great! I made my 50k (which ended up being book 2 of my series)–but like you, I doubt I’ll do it again. It puts a lot of stress on the whole family, and November’s a busy month (4 family birthdays)

JK Coi
JK Coi
11 years ago

Today marked my first day waking up early (5 am) in order to write without distraction. Despite the fact that I didn’t go to bed early enough and the brain was a little slow to start working, I can see the benefit and I’m going to keep doing it–at least for the rest of the week and then I’ll reevaluate based on energy levels 🙂

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