"National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing on November 1. The goal is to write a 50,000 word, (approximately 175 page) novel by 11:59:59, November 30.
Valuing enthusiasm and perseverance over painstaking craft, NaNoWriMo is a novel-writing program for everyone who has thought fleetingly about writing a novel but has been scared away by the time and effort involved."
So we're eleven days into it, and technically I'm 'losing' at this point (note the par-level word-count bar which taunts me daily), but the good news is that I'm finishing one of my older, unfinished stories. And that's my actual goal -- just getting one more on the shelf. According to Nano's rules, unless you start a new story on page one, you're what they call a 'rogue', so yes... I, Ray Veen, have gone 'rogue'. But that's not so bad either. Who minds being called a 'rogue'? Really, that just ups my street cred: "Ray Veen -- Writing Rogue". Almost as cool as 'Ray Veen -- Wordslinger'. But I digress.
The reasons I'm posting today are two-fold:
- To give the thousands of slavering, 'Ray-Veen-obsessed' lurkers out there some idea of where I'm at in my writing. My official status is thus: cranking out a new project while my last project is out for beta. Letting it simmer until it's time to do the next round of editing.
- Trolling for encouragement. Because if I lose Nano again this year, it'll be my seventh in a row.
All right, slavering lurkers. Time to not blow up my comment box.