Monday, 2 November 2009

Eleven words

I've been gone from my blog for weeks now, which is nearly unheard of. I've been snowed under with stressors and various commitments lately, and unfortunately that means I've let other parts of life — reading, writing, and blogging — slip.

Writing? Ah yes. It's November: the month of NaNoWriMo. I have, to date, written a total of eleven words. They are not well-written words.

Why yes, I do plan to write 100,000 words again this year.

Why no, I don't yet really know what I'll be writing about. But in time-honoured tradition, I've decided to write a sequel to last year's NaNoWriMo. I have a vague idea for this (The sequel's heroine hates the first novel's anti-hero and plans to overthrow or otherwise dispose of him).

The cool thing about this year is that CreateSpace are generously offering a free proof copy to winners again. As I wasn't organised enough to order a copy of last year's novel, this will give me an opportunity to publish both book and sequel in one volume! Sadly, this means the sequel needs to be as good as the first book. Sure, this isn't a high standard, but last year's book was the best one I've written. This year's....

I really need to get beyond the first eleven words.