November 2015 will be my second year participating in National Novel Writing Month also known as NaNoWriMo. In the month of November writers across the world all try to write a novel of 50,000 words or more. I find this time of year very fun because it is nice to have a community of writers that are all writing at the same time and share in their experience. The Lexington, Kentucky area is very active and there are a lot good writers that participate to make all the events a lot of fun.
This year, I hope to write the sequel to the book I wrote in November 2014. I write a paranormal thriller series set in different fictional locations across the United States of America, all with the same paranormal investigator and a unifying plot that I hope will come to fruition much later down the line several years from now. I focus it around one haunted house and this year I am setting it in Florida and a haunted boathouse serves as the central location. I am switching up the style from last year when I only had two character switching perspectives to three. I always like to narrate from the first person when I am writing from my main characters perspective interspersed with limited third person chapters that follow a particular character, or characters, that a pivotal to the plot. I managed to get just over 80,000 words last year. I am challenging myself to do more this year.
The only distraction will be that for some reason the old leaders of the Lexington area thought it would be a good idea to ask me to lead the group and I thought it would be a good idea to say yes. It is convenient that I can set up all the write-ins at locations that work for me but I'm not sure if I will be able to manage the time of setting up and attending events with writing. Work and life and entertainment will also not help me to stay focused on the task at hand.
Overall I think it will be an enjoyable time and at the end of it I will have a rough, and I mean ROUGH, draft of a novel that I can spend the next decade or so editing into something that can get rejected by literary agents for another ten years. The clock ticks towards midnight and in less than half an hour I'll begin to write!
If you want to sign up go to nanowrimo.org