Double the Nano, Double the Insanity

Well, we’re just hours away from November 1st and the start of NanoWrimo – or National Novel Writing Month for those of you who think I’m speaking an alien language. I wait all year for this wonderful writing season and this year has been no exception. I am squeeing – whatever that means – with excitement! (Like the Nano pumpkin carving I did this year?)

Last year I dived into NanoWrimo with a brand new project – a new novel – that sort of fell into my other series but didn’t. I wanted a fresh slate to work from and so I embarked on writing something completely from scratch – new world, new characters, new setting. It made Nano a pain for me. I struggled through the November of 2010 wondering if it would be the first year I failed Nano. I’m happy to say I made it through to the 50,000 word goal, but this year I decided to take a different approach.

To kill two – or three – birds with one stone, I decided to do two Nano books this year – the last two books in my Black Earth series, closing the series off so I can then devote all my time and attention to the Expired Reality series. That’s a goal of 100,000 words by the end of the month. A lofty achievement, considering I watch our newborn son full time during the day. Regardless, I will reach the finish line and in the end will have two more novels to add to my repertoire.

Time to start the caffeine-crazed, sleep-deprived, out of control, totally insane month of writing! To all of you other NanoWrimos out there, good luck and great writing. 😉 Find me at

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