So, here it is, October once again. And in just twenty-two more short days, it will be time for NaNoWriMo.
Yeah, I'm going through the craziness of trying to write 50,000 words (or more) in thirty days (or less). I've successfully completed the task over the last two years. I know I can do it again this year. I need to get back into the daily writing habit. I need to hone my processes so I can get better at writing a first draft quickly.
Some readers think that if an author doesn't spend years finely crafting each book then it must not be worth a lot. Well, there are a lot of authors that have written more than one book a year that still have large and loyal fan bases. Dean Koontz, Danielle Steel, Stephen King, Nora Roberts, J.D Robb, Lee Child, Russell Blake - any of these names sound familiar?
Revision, well, that's a different story. No matter how fast the first draft is written, a story can always be revised if needed. Spending a year (or more) on a first draft just doesn't fit with my timeframe. If it takes me a year or thirty days I have to have something written before I can do anything else with it. Spending a year revising also doesn't fit in my timeframe. I'll need to work on that process too.
I'm currently revising my 2013 NaNoWriMo entry and getting it ready for publication. I hope to have it ready to go soon. Of course, I'll announce it here when it hits the market. Or, you know, you could sign up on my mailing list so you get the announcement. :-)
I'll be reporting in here as I make my way through the month of November. Or you can follow me on my Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/jhusum.author/. Feel free to cheer me on. Encouragement is always appreciated. :-)
Now all I have to do is figure out what story I'm going to write ....