I am still undecided on whether I’m going to do National Novel Writing Month this November, or not. I want to. I’m writing an outline for book three at the moment, but I think it’ll all depend on where I’m at with book one. (Book two is currently in limbo. I wrote the first draft last November and haven’t picked it up since. Wow… writing that out makes it seem like a very long time) Book one is being professionally assessed.
In an ideal situation this would be my schedule leading up to NaNoWriMo:
September: complete an outline for book three (and in a perfect world start a bit of editing on book two)
October: receive the assessment for book one at the start of October and work on changes, and pitch it by the end of the month
November: write book three, and somewhere along the way receive an offer of publication for book one
December: a month of elation, filled with many happy dances and lots of editing and writing the end of book three because it’ll be more than 50,000 words
As everyone knows, life isn’t always ideal. I doubt all those things will happen as I want them, but in their own unique times. Despite everything, I think I will put book one first, but irrespective of timing, I may not be able to resist the temptation of a month dedicated to writing a new novel.
Are you going to enter National Novel Writing Month this year?
Jo Carter 🙂 x