Why I haven’t posted much in November
November is National Novel Writing Month – NaNoWriMo. 50,000 words in one month. It’s a very different way to write than my normal ‘take my time, enjoy the research, let my normal adult attention deficit syndrome take hold’ method. That, plus rebuilding my fence from Hurricane Ike and the always long fun work hours made this a challenge.
I took the opportunity to add 50,000 words to my 37,000 word start of my second novel, Software by the Kilo. The good news is that the experience helped me to get the first draft almost done. The unknown will be if this actually shortens or lengths the process of editing and finalizing, since it was such a quick and hectic process.
I hope to have a draft in my first reader’s hands (aka my gorgeous wife) before Christmas.