Monday, November 7, 2011

NaNo Open Thread

You guys! I'm so sorry for my epic fail for the first week of the Dark YA Blogfest. My excuse is not a very good one - I couldn't choose a favorite book. D: I definitely intend to join in again this week with the flash fiction prompt, though.

But enough of that. Let's talk about NaNo! I can't do it this year because of revisiony things, but I still want to join in the excitement, so I will have to live vicariously through all of you who are. It's always fun to hear about what my friends are doing - I know someone who's aiming for 200,000 words, and is up to 30k already. (Yeah, I can't even comprehend how efficient she is. If I hadn't seen some of the novel in question, I would think she was re-enacting a scene from The Shining. "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy...")

So for this post, if you feel so inclined, tell me about your NaNo! What's it about? What's your main character like? What is your word count goal, and what are you up to now?

On a revisiony note, I am plugging along over here. Factoring in my current pace, the holidays, and additional read-throughs/beta edits, it looks like I'll be sending it to Secret Agent Man in January. Eeeeeek!


  1. I've done NaNoWriMo for 6 or 7 years now, so the idea of skipping a year is mildly traumatizing. Unfortunately, I'm neck deep in another project right now, so I can't even think about starting a NaNo one -- which means either giving it a pass this year or playing frantic catch-up the last two weeks of the month.

    If I make it, it should be relatively fun, a fantasy about thieves and gods and imminent war. :D If I don't... well, I'd better make this other project count!

    Good luck with your revisions!!