On NaNoWriMo and Getting My Butt into Gear

Nov 01

Hoooo boy. It’s been a long, long time since I’ve written here. I wish I could say it’s because I’ve been too busy writing UNDERGROUND, but I think we all know that isn’t true. No, completing book 2 has admittedly not been a huge priority over the past few months, as I’ve taken on a new (day)job that takes up pretty much all my time, as well as a multitude of other excuses that I’m sure you just aren’t interested in. Just, you know, try not to be too mad, kay?

But the wonderful Jenna from Jenna Does Books reminded me through a post on Facebook that tomorrow marks the start of NaNoWriMo — National Novel Writing Month — and so I figure it would be only appropriate for me to get my butt into gear and freaking finish UNDERGROUND. The NaNoWriMo challenge is to write 50,000 words in one month, and since I’ve already got more than a decent headstart on book 2 (it’s not like I haven’t been writing at ALL, just not, um, a lot), I think that as long as I’m dedicated to setting time aside for writing, I should be able to knock this out.

As long as I keep myself on track, that is. Which I absolutely plan to. I think this may just be that extra motivating factor to help get me back on track — since, admittedly, I do work better with deadlines. Even when they’re self-imposed! And since my editor is a magic worker and I’m pretty much the most impatient person ever, the post-production stuff shouldn’t take too, too long. (Which, of course, harkens back to all the wonderful reasons that self-publishing actually rocks.)

So, all this to say that yes, I’ve been a bit lackadaisical in my writing, but that’s all about to change. BRING IT, November! I’m coming for you.


  1. Yay! Good for you- can’t wait to read it!!

  2. BRING IT, SISTER! And then on December 1 I’m sending you a bottle of champagne and a case of sleeping pills.

  3. Impatiently waiting for Underground with my daughters. Good luck, and get writing!

    BTW, you might want to pick David Estes brains on how to crank out the words because he is most prodigious! Though I keep thinking his wife is independently wealthy because all he seems to do is travel the world and write! We all should be so lucky.

  4. I hope the month has been as productive as you had planned! I can’t wait to read it!

  5. Christine /

    Did you do it????

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