National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is November. During that month, thousands of writers, published and aspiring alike, join together in one goal: to write a 50,000 word novel in 31 days. While I have never participated before, I know people who have, and it looks like a blast. I definitely want to give it a try this year. But who says I have to wait until November?
In late 2008, a story idea that had been bouncing around in my head finally demanded to be told. It convinced me to set aside a novel I had previously been working on so I could devote my attention to bringing this new story to life. Four years later, I am in its 7th rewrite, and things just aren’t working how I see them. I just don’t have the experience to do it justice.