I've tried NaNoWriMo more than once and failed to complete a 50,000-word book in one month's time. That has been gnawing at me lately--that and not writing must for the last couple of months has only added to that. I like the idea of a challenge to complete a full-length book in 30 or so days. It's the kind of thing I know I can do.
I don't have an idea in mind. Not even a clue. That has been a paralyzing point for me lately as I've tried again and again to get back on the fiction-writing horse. Having no idea what I write before I start shouldn't be a problem. I've done it before many times. That's typically the way I work. I don't outline. I just get started.
That's what I'll have to do on August 1st. You see that 's the plan. I've decided, rather last minute, to write a novel in August, knowing full well that I will be welcoming a new baby boy into the world at or near the end of it. I'm crazy, I know. But right now, crazy sounds pretty good. I'm tired of being on the sidelines.
Since I'm announcing it as a challenge my intention is to chronicle this process by posting every day for the whole month. Each post will detail the day's progress and daily word count.
Update: I'm going to post every week and include the progress from each day during that week in a digest.
So, that's it: a novel in August with a word count of at least 50K.