It’s National Novel Writing Month (NANO), and as a Municipal Liaison (ML) prep, planning, and running write-ins has eaten up every second of my non-work time. Not that I am complaining. It is just a lot of work to get everything bought and ready and going.
If you are not familiar with National Novel Writing Month, check out their website here. It is an international program that encourages creativity and writing. Every November you have 30 days to write 50,000 words. (1667 words a day if you want to break it down.)
This year I have two Co-MLs, and one takes care of the southern part of the region. Which is a huge help, because if any of you know Northwest Arkansas, You know that if you live south of Springdale you will refuse to go to Rogers and if you live north, you will refuse to go to Fayetteville. It is a strange quirk of hte geography and population here. Having an ML just for Fayetteville has made this year so much better.
We have 8 events planned a week, with a few happening simultaneously in both Fayetteville and Rogers to meet the needs of all our Wrimos. That means a lot of writing time for folks!
Since this blog is all about me and my writing, as obnoxious as that sounds, I should mention that the MLs do write a novel as well. This year I am continuing with Rikke and my great experiment , I am writing three new stories with the six characters we developed over a year ago. Last year I wrote a stories with zombies, a demon, and a siren. This year I have one story about voodoo, and am working on one about a Wendigo. I am not 100% sure what to do for the thrived yet. Maybe a succubus.
If any of you are working on NANO this year, good luck! If not, please be kind to your friends and family who are. I will see you all on the other side in December!