It’s my first time this year. To be honest, this time last year I had no idea what NaNoWriMo even was! Oh, how things have changed. When I look back to where I was a year ago, and where I am today, it does feel amazing. This time last year I had only ever sold one short story to a magazine, I had no idea about blogs or promoting yourself, and I had never worked with anyone else in the business. Wow, how a year changes things. Now I have my finger in so many pots I am struggling to keep track of it all! I can only hope that this time next year I am looking back with the same amazement.
Anyway, back to NaNo. I plan to clear out the diary, write and schedule posts for the billion blogs I am involved with, and not edit or write anything else. I am going to attempt to write something completely different to my normal stuff. It is more women’s literature than anything else and is pretty commercial. But I think it is a great idea and I am really passionate about it (notice how I am not giving too much away – I am terrified that someone will write the novel before me!).
I figure if it is a complete disaster and all that happens is that I learn that I should just stick to what I am good at, well then I’ve only wasted a month doing it!
So let me know; are you doing NaNo this year? Want to stay in touch via a kind of mini blog tour? If so make sure you drop me a line!