Crazy as it sounds, I'm gearing up for NaNoWriMo again this year. An exhilerating rush, a chance to pit my writing skills against the clock. Fifty thousand words in thirty days or less.
It just so happens, I have a 50K word novel to write. Maggie and the Maverick, Cal and Maggie's story. Perfect timing.
I'm looking forward to writing this story, and I'm looking forward to meeting up with local authors and participating in the write-ins.
One key to me being able to finish NaNo and accomplish the 50K word goal is all in the preparation. I need to have a solid storyline roadmap to follow. Last year I had a chapter-by-chapter synopsis outlined and I flew through the wordcount in just about three weeks.
Another key is getting off to a quick start. Lasts year I did over 7600 words the first day. This set me up very well for the rest of the book. Especially since I tend to whine and wiggle my way through the first few chapters.
A third key to a successful NaNo, at least last year's, was not having any distractions, being able to solely focus on my writing. This year that might not be possible, since I'm due to get content edits on a novel back a few days before NaNo starts. Hopefully they won't be too gruelling and I can get them tweaked and returned quickly.
How about you? Have you tried NaNo before? Are you game for this year?