I’m making a stab at National Novel Writing Month this year. You might notice a little word count meter over in the right-hand margin. It’s tied directly to the NaNo website, so when I update my word count over there, it updates here, too.
I actually climbed out of bed early yesterday so I could hit the ground running. I had 2,021 words written before 10 a.m. (the extra hour to sleep helped). I’m trying to get up early every morning this week to keep the momentum going, but eventually my innate disdain for crawling out of bed will probably take over and I’ll be back to writing in the evenings.
I waffled back and forth on which book I’d work on this month, but the college boys won out. Out of Bounds is the first in a planned series set on a fictional college campus. It’s M/M, but the series will include M/F and F/F as well. This one is a roommates-to-lovers story about gymnastic teammates.
I am keeping the other book as a back-up plan if the first one stalls. That’s the story I’m developing for Dreamspinner’s Dreamspun Desires line, a category romance titled Dating the Dad Next Door. Yeah, that kind of gives away the basic plot there, doesn’t it?
There are a few things standing in my way for this NaNo. I have a book release later this month, so I have promo and blog posts to do for that (though I’m about halfway done with the blog posts already). There’s Thanksgiving, of course, and I don’t know what the plans are for that yet. And my mom is going to be having knee surgery at some point, which could throw a big monkey wrench into everything.
In the meantime, though, I’m going to type as fast as the words come. If I hit the 50k mark, great! If not, I’ll still have words that I didn’t have before. Progress is always a good thing.
To my fellow NaNoers, happy writing!