On November 1st, National Novel Writing Month begins. Popularly known as NaNoWriMo, this super event has many authors coming together to write a 50,000 word novel by the end of November. I am competing for the 7th year in a row, having a winning streak of six years. My stats show I have written 722,000 words over those years. This year will be a little different for me. My book, Again, damn it!, is a story of abuse, lies, cheating, and religious hypocrisy in the fifties. I usually write straight horror, so even though there will be real-life horror in this tale, there is much more added to the mix. We all have our crosses to bear, and my protagonist will certainly have his. I hope you'll enjoy it when I publish it.
My wife, Terri DelCampo, will also be competing this year. She was onboard in 2015 and reached her word count before I did. She could wind up whopping me again. One thing is sure: we'll both get our words and more in.
Check the link above and see if this is something for you to do. I believe it toughens an author up by instilling a good work ethic. This amounts to a little less than 1,700 words a day. You can handle that, can't you?
See you at the starting and finish lines. The best of wishes to all of you.