Aaaaannd we’re off!! National Novel Writing Month 2013 begins November 1

2013-Participant-Facebook-CoverThis is my fifth year to participate in NaNoWriMo! Am i prepared? Not really. Am I confident? I wasn’t until this morning. Until then I had no idea what I planned to write. I knew what I “should” write and if all goes well I will do that too.

Story ideas are like falling autumn leaves–beautiful to watch as they spin a meandering path to the ground, but hell to catch. I watched a beautiful one float down this morning as I showered. It moved so slowly, I think I might have caught it! We’ll see! Working title is: “Mismatched Irregulars and Seconds” and the brief description I posted at the NaNo site is:

Griffin, a socially inept “nice guy”, is a match-making agency’s worst nightmare. As  members near the ends of their contracts, they are transferred to the “Outlet”, a division of last ditch commando love gurus. Lucy has never failed to match a client…but Griffin might just be the one to break her record.

Alternatively, I’m kind of stoked to maybe, finally, finish Sins of Our Mothers. For the first time since I started it in 2010, I actually let someone read a few chapters. My toe-dipping beta reader gave me the most encouraging feedback. I want to finish Sins. I think I may be skilled enough, finally, to do it justice.

I hope so.

In the meantime, here’s a few NaNo graphics. The word counts auto-update as I log in my word count at the NaNo site:

Green means I hit my min daily quota, red means I missed it.

5 thoughts on “Aaaaannd we’re off!! National Novel Writing Month 2013 begins November 1

  1. That’s great, Claire! I always love that moment when a tangled mass of story threads finally pulls together into a single strand. And good luck with Sins – I look forward to reading it someday 🙂

    • Hiya Silver! Yes, that’s surely a feel-good moment. Sigh…one of these days I’ll finish Sins. Right now Mismatched is still front and center though I’ve been sending wistful looks Sins’ way. I added 176 words, at least. LOL

      Hope you’re working on getting Last Night out there!

      • 176 words is better than nothing! And maybe by letting Sins percolate a bit longer it’ll be that much stronger when you get to it. But that’s great Mismatched is going so well! 🙂

        I need to give Last Night one last editing pass to tighten up any loose bits, because I’ve finally found an e-pub that looks promising. So one of these days I’m going to have to take the plunge into the world of subbing (eek!) 😉

      • Awesome on the epubber! Any agent queries? I hope you plunge in sooner rather than later with Last Night. 🙂

      • This e-pub is small but the buzz on AW is all good stuff, so I’m hopeful. I haven’t found any agents who take on novellas, though I still need to do a thorough search. There are bound to be a few out there, right?

        Thanks again for all of your support on Last Night, it really has meant a lot to me 🙂

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