2634 / 50000 words. 5% done!
In 2008, I did it! In 2009, I failed [hanging head]. But this year, a fresh start and I’m off to the races. I’m talking about National Novel Writing Month, NaNoWriMo for short, billed as “30 Days and Nights of Literary Abandon.”
This year, for the first time, I’m actually playing by the rules, starting a fresh new novel (rather than simply racking up 50,000 words of a work-in-progress). I decided to write something completely out of the ordinary, something I swore I would never write: A vampire romance novel. I’ve sort of been waiting for the “vampire fad” to die down, but it shows no signs of doing so. If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em!
And so, THE UNNAMED VAMPIRE NOVEL has launched. I started at the stroke of midnight last night, and I continued today. The plan is to write at least 1667 words every day, and by the end of the month I’ll have the required words. (The book won’t be finished, because a book of this type needs to be about 90-100K words.)
My original plan was to have my Superromance proposal ready to send before NaNoWriMo. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. But I do have a rough draft of the chapters and synopsis for one book, plus synopses for two more books. With a bit more polish, I can send those off.
I will try to at least update my word meter every day. Keeping track of progress and watching the bar grow is what keeps me motivated.
Meanwhile, I’m teaching my “Synopsis Queen Tells All” class this month. Still working on refinishing the bedroom floor. And if you haven’t seen my Zombie Walk pix on Facebook, check ’em out: http://www.facebook.com/kara.lennox#!/album.php?aid=2098094&id=1193222881