Since I’m already writing the 5th book of The Year of the Dragon saga, “The Chrysanthemum Seal”, and I’m on a self-imposed schedule anyway, I figured I might as well do the NaNoWriMo this year, for the first time.
Most of you probably know what National Novel Writing Month is, and if you don’t – it’s that thing where you have to write 50,000 words in one month (of one novel) to “win” (a bucket of self-esteem and a virtual pat on the back :). It’s a big thing now, with sponsorships, meetings, discussion panels etc. etc. and it’s starting tomorrow.
The part I’m interested in is the word count tool itself. I’ve got ca. 12k words of the first draft already, and I need way more than 50,000 words to get even close to how long I want the finished book to be (the usual 80,000+ words per volume); it would be nice to finish the first draft by the end of the year. Perhaps NaNoWriMo will be that little extra motivation needed to do just that.
You can find me here, if you’d like to add me as a buddy. I’ll try to post updates there as often as possible.