Hello my freaky ones,
I hope this fall has treated you well. Here in Kansas it feels more like late summer than fall. Slowly, we are creeping into cooler temperatures and longer days. This is a sign of winter, and for my writer, NaNoWriMo.
She participates in a month-long session of madness in which she cranks out 50,000 words in 30 days. She and the other foolish ones keep track of their progress, celebrate each other’s milestones, and grieve their losses. It is a contest against one’s own ability to stick to a deadline and finish a novel in a month.
My writer has done this for several years now and this year she has jumped in again. With no full-time job and too much time on her hands, this is exactly what she needs to stay motivated and not fall into another of her depressive episodes. I am enjoying how much time she has had to spend with me lately.
My writer has been cranking out short stories this summer. She released “Tranquility” in Morbid Seraphic 2, through Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing, and “One Last Thrill” and “Second Thoughts” in “Bloody Kisses, A Vampire Erotica Anthology, Volume 2” through Dark Moon Press. My writer sent off two more stories to two more anthologies, but hasn’t heard back yet. She also has taken what was the start of a short story and is refusing to count the first 5k of it and intends to finish it for the NaNo.
I am proud of my writer. Every year for the last three, she has taken on a challenge to write a novel in 30 days, and conquered it. This year will be no different for her.
To all of you NaNoers out there- good luck and take heart! You have decided to try for the impossible and set the bar high enough that should you complete this month of insanity, it will give you the reminder of how far you can go! Happy writing, my freaky darlings!
until next time,
Isis the Vampire