It’s almost that time of year again!
This year I will once again be taking part in NaNoWriMo. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this challenge, NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is a writing challenge that happens once every year in November. The goal is to write 50,000 words in 30 days.
I’ve been a part of the Nano community since 2008. I’ve written over a dozen books (some finished, some un-finished) because of this challenge, and some of those books were from my first series (the Magicians series –literally every book except Cursed With Power has been written in Nano). Some years I wrote entirely new books and some years I rewrote books (like in the Magicians series) that were later on published.
Last year I won Nano with my adult mystery/paranormal novel. Just barely made it to the 50k mark, but I did it. Not with as much grace and planning as I had hoped, though. At the end I was literally staying up late every night just to get words in.
Anyways, this year I’m participating again, and I wanted to share a little bit about my project.
My project this year is currently titled “Aurelia” –this is a temporary title because I couldn’t actually decide on a title (and didn’t want to call it “untitled” all year). Aurelia is actually the main character in the book. I don’t have a blurb or anything yet that I want to share, but I can tell you this: it’s a fantasy/romance novel with assassins, magic and love (the slow burn kinda love).
The idea for this project actually came to me two weeks ago when I was writing down any and every story idea I could think of.
I debated about writing the next book in my current series (A Rose With Thorns), but I decided I didn’t want to feel like I had to rush through writing the book –especially when I haven’t decided what exactly is going to happen just yet.
So out of about 13 ideas, I chose this fantasy/romance novel because I had a lot of inspiration for this one (thanks Pinterest) and it sounded fun. I just want to have fun with my project this year, so there’s no stress thinking about getting it ready for publication and etc.
I’m excited to be diving back in Nano this year, and if you’re participating let me know in the comments what you plan on writing.
I’ll be posting daily updates on Instagram, but I’ll try to stop by here now and again with brief updates as well.
Happy writing, and good luck to those of you participating in Nano this year!