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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

I Think I May Be Crazy...

By Lucy Felthouse

Eek, I've only gone and signed up for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)! I had no intention of doing it, until I saw someone post about it. Then curiosity led me to their website, and before I knew it, I'd signed up. And now I've signed up, of course, I've got to give it my best shot.

50,000 words in a month is probably not a lot for some people, and probably tons for others, but I'm somewhere in the middle. I don't write full-time, but I do run my own business working from home, so I can juggle my schedule around writing when necessary. And I think in November, it's definitely going to be necessary. I don't work weekends, so my 50k will have to be done on weekdays. It's still doable at 2.5k a day. In fact, on really good days I've written well in excess of that. But to do it every weekday for a whole month... well, let's just see how I get on, shall I?

I'm currently in the process of finishing up other projects and also planning for the novel I'm going to write for NaNo. I've been researching it for the past couple of months, so I figure NaNo will give me the push I need to get a good chunk of it written while the research is still fresh in my mind. And who knows, by the end of December, perhaps I'll have something ready to send to a publisher. Watch this space.

And, in the meantime, if anyone needs me, I'll be the one hiding in the corner, panicking.

Are you NaNo-ing, too? Here's my profile - come friend me: http://nanowrimo.org/participants/creativewriter1985

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Lucy Felthouse is a very busy woman! She writes erotica and erotic romance in a variety of subgenres and pairings, and has over eighty publications to her name, with many more in the pipeline. These include Best Bondage Erotica 2012, 2013 and 2014 and Best Women's Erotica 2013. Another string to her bow is editing, and she has edited and co-edited a number of anthologies. She owns Erotica For All, and is book editor for Cliterati. Find out more at http://www.lucyfelthouse.co.uk. Join her on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to her newsletter at: http://eepurl.com/gMQb9

2 comments:

  1. I've never done NaNo and I wouldn't be likely to actually sign up. However, I have a novel on the back burner that I'd like to get done by the end of the year. I'm considering doing an informal NaNo. Now, where to find a couple of extra hours per day?

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  2. I feel your pain, Lisabet. I'm hoping the pressure of NaNo will get me writing fast and furious!

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