Operation Backlog Completion 2024
Oct 272014

Yep, it’s almost NaNoWriMo, the time of year when writers around the world progressively lose their minds as they attempt to write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. Last year, I decided to write 50,000 words worth of short horror stories, but this year I’m back to working on a full novel.

But I didn’t want my new novel idea to conflict with my thesis novel for Seton Hill, so I decided to push ahead and finish the first draft of Penteract of Blood by the end of October. That’s why this month has been full of Writing Quest Tweets from me.

I feel a bit like I started a mini-NaNoWriMo at such a time that I’ll have a couple of hours to recover from it before the real NaNoWriMo begins. (Remember when this site used to be called Words of a Mad Author? This is why!)

I only have a couple of chapters left to write.

And I only have until Friday.

Here we are in the final stretch before November–it’s time to bring this horror/fantasy/dark fantasy epic about not-vampires to a temporary conclusion before I furiously attack it with revisions next semester! I WILL succeed, even if it means I don’t get any sleep… much like a character I wrote about.

Any of you have a writing goal you’re trying to complete in time for NaNoWriMo? Share your woes and successes with me in the comments below.


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  6 Responses to “Final Stretch Before NaNoWriMo”

  1. To be honest, I’ve always wanted to participate in NaNoWriMo. For years now.

    And every year I let it pass by since I don’t prepare myself or anything.

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