Keep Calm and write On
This will be my mantra for the month of November! I’ve decided to do NaNo this year. For those of you who don’t know what NaNo is, it’s a group of writers who write a novel in a month. There is a website that organizes it all, from Forums to connect with other authors, to earning badges for your word count. (The ocd part of me loves the concept of earning badges the most!)
Here’s the site: www.nanowrimo.org
I’ve decided to work on a new project. I came up with the idea this week and am outlining like crazy so I’ll be ready to begin writing on November 1st.
It’ll be a YA/Mystery/Thriller with a hint of the supernatural. (The main character dreams of murders that really happen.) Usually, my books are completely supernatural with badass superpowers mixed with science and mythology. But this will all be set in reality. It’ll be a lot darker than my usual work, but since the main character is sixteen, it will still have a similar vibe in terms of voice. I don’t have a title yet, but hopefully that will come as I delve deeper into the story.
I know so many people who have used NaNo to help them finish their novels. It usually takes me about three to four months to finish one of my books so doing it in a month seems a little insane. But I’m up for the challenge. Some of my best work has been writing mass amounts of words in the wee hours of the night.
My goal is to have a finished rough draft of approximately 60-80 thousand words by the end of November. Then I want to edit the heck out of it in December!
I’m super excited to start! If anyone wants to buddy up with me on the Nano site my handle is: beccacsmith.
Hope to see you there!
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I'm a writer of YA fiction, fiction, comics, television and movies. I try to make all my stories full of jumbly goodness :-)