Monday, November 4, 2019

Do You NaNoWriMo?

By Judy Penz Sheluk

For those of you unfamiliar, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. It began in 1999 as a daunting but straightforward challenge: to write 50,000 words of a novel during the thirty days of November.

This year, I'm committed to working on the final book in my Glass Dolphin Mystery series and this is just the push I need to get serious! I know exactly where I want to leave Arabella Carpenter, Emily Garland, and Levon Larroquette in their lives.

All that said, I am most definitely a pantser (meaning I have no idea how I'm going to get Arabella, Emily, and Levon to THE END) and I almost never write 1,666 words a day (the required amount to reach 50,000 words). Add to the mix that I have multiple events happening in November—including
leading a NaNoWriMo session at the Angus Public Library on Saturday, November 16 from 2 to 4 p.m.— and you might ask why I've decided to sign up. 

The answer is that even if I don't meet the 50k word count, I'll be further ahead with book 3 Glass Dolphin series than I would be if I just kept saying, "tomorrow, next week, next month."

If you have a novel burning in your brain, consider signing up for this year's challenge. It's free and it's not too late! https://www.nanowrimo.org

You can Follow my progress here. 


Find Books 1 and 2 in my Glass Dolphin Mystery series in e-book, audiobook, or trade paperback at your favorite bookseller, including Amazon



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