Tuesday, October 14, 2014

NaNoWriMo 2014

So my editing has definitely not gone as quickly as I wanted it to, so I've come up with a plan.  Last year NaNoWriMo was the kick in the butt I needed to get the first draft finished...so I figure it'll do the same for my second draft.

For those who don't know, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month.  The idea is for thousands up people to sign up and help encourage each other to complete 50K words in 30 days.  Last year I didn't make it to 50, but I did manage 29K and it was the push I needed to finish.

So, my plan this year.  I am edited up to chapter eight.  Starting November 1st I will edit (or write) one chapter a day.  This will edit the remaining 25 chapters and 5 new ones to replace chapters I cut.

I need all of the encouragement I can get on this.  For the month of November if you see me online or out somewhere, ask me if I've finished my chapter for the day.  If I haven't, tell me to go do it, then ignore me.  I will finish this draft by December 1st.  If you help, who knows, you might get a signed first edition. :)

So, on to something fun.  It is said that NaNoWriMo writers are more likely to succeed if they have a cover for their book.  I tried the art forums, but its hard for them to make something if they don't have a feel for the story.  In the end I decided to try my hand at it.

This is what I've come up with.  It's just an idea.  It feels a little too twilight to me. What do you think? 


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