Two years ago, I participated in NaNoWriMo, which is an acronym for National Novel Writing Month. Basically, from midnight November 1 to midnight November 30, one writes with the simple goal of a 50,000-word novel. That’s roughly 1,667 words a day.
PIOUS, my debut novel that was released a month ago and has been doing very well online and in stores, was born during NaNoWriMo 2008. While PIOUS took another four and a half months past NaNoWriMo to complete, I got off to an 18,000-word start and the kamikaze approach forced me to take risks, abandon my fear, and just write on the fly.
I’ve decided to do the same this year as I begin the writing of my second novel that promises to be a dark and devious descent down a path of the main character’s plot to commit matricide and matrimony all in the same day. Now that’s a mouthful.