First of all I want to announce that I will be participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNo for short). I was on the fence about it this year and was not sure if I had the time to dedicate myself to this venture. Once I looked at how much time I spent on things like Twitter and other small sites, I realized that I could easily have the time to slap 1600 words a day on a page. After all, it should not take more than two hours, Right?
I did participate in Show Me Your Lits this week. It was great to have 90 minutes to write on a prompt and then read and do a quick critique of everyone’s work. I ended up with a character sketch, more or less, of a man who lives in the darker side of life. I’ll have to learn more about Nick and find more of his story. I have a feeling that he will end up in Reform Row sometime soon.
I have only written about 500 words this week on Tyger’s Eye. But I can catch up on 2500 words easily between tonight (no kids) and tomorrow. I have changed my mind on working on it the rest of the month. Tyger’s Eye Will now be my NaNo project. Starting at 15,000 words I will be adding another 50,000 to it by the end of November. With that word count I should have the novel, if the word count was anything like Dragon Masque, by mid-December. Not sure if I will start on edits or continue with the series. I will decided on that later.
“Find Him” will go back out today. A few tweaks and I will try to find it a new home. 1 for #3ForMe for this week. I still have one submission out from last month. 2 rejections. 😀
I will post my #FridayFlash later today. I think I will use my piece from Show Me Your Lits. Make a few tweaks and then post it this afternoon.
My biggest announcement I have saved for last. Both of my boys are going to participate in the NaNo with me. They have a young writers program and apparently some of my writing habits have rubbed off on them. We discussed things like characters, setting, time, plot and synopsis of a book. In fact, my oldest could not wait and started his last night! He was surprised at how quickly a notebook page was filled. My youngest is taking a bit more time and doing an outline. I can already see the arguements: what is better in writing? Pantsing or Outlining?