Well, at the risk of making a fool of myself, I’m going to attempt writing a novel in June. And update with my word count as I go.
Now, I’ve written novels fast before – as little as forty days. But thirty days? That’ll be something new.
I know about NaNoWriMo. I know plenty of people take that challenge successfully. Right now I figure why wait until November?
Also, my plan is to write good copy. No sloppy writing to be fixed-up later. I want it as clean as possible so there’ll be minimal revision needed.
The novel I’m attempting is another in my Karnish River Navigations series. There’s just one book, Arlchip Burnout, available at the moment. I have the second and third written already and in the process of first readers and copyediting and so on at the moment. I hope to have the second book, Canal Days, available in a couple of months, followed by the as-yet-untitled third book a month or so after. The fourth, Guest House Izarra (working title), upon which I’m now embarking perhaps soon after that. If I can get it written and knocked into shape those might be October, November and December releases (notice how I let myself off the hook a bit there?).
As I work on this new novel, I’ll update periodically (weekly?) here with wordcounts.
Writing Guest House Izarra:
Wednesday June 1st: 2478 words
Thursday June 2nd: 2154 words