I had mentioned here that I was participating in NaNoWriMo this year in a previous post. (That post has since been deleted.) I'll have to admit I had high hopes for it this year. But life got in the way I won't be a NaNo author this year.
National Novel Writing Month is cool concept. I joined up a few years back but have never numbered among the winning participants. The logistics of writing 50,000 words in 30 days is a workable one. I have no doubt about that. In fact, I plan to aim for that sort of goal again. Obviously, at this point it won't be recorded. I won't get to have one of those nifty banners on my site identifying me as a NaNoWriMo winner.
At this point, my thought is to prep for writing a book in December. Will I make some official commitment to that? No. Heck, I could write two novellas instead. I think the important part is that I produce a boatload of fiction in the closing month of 2012.
I need to get back to writing stories. As mentioned in the previous post, I now have the flexibility now to be able to do this. I can focus on fiction pretty much exclusively and write novels, novellas, and short fiction. I can publish my works via Founders House Publishing, send submissions to other publishers, and also do the same with short stories. There doesn't have to be a a division in my focus as a writer. This was an unexpected development.
So, no, I'm not a NaNo, but I might just get to be a novelist.