Goodness! Did you look at the date today? November is RIGHT THERE! And, with November, another NaNoWriMo!
Are you participating this year? After barely making it a week in 2008, winning in 2009, and then failing in 2010, I’m looking to continue the pattern with a win in 2011. I’m changing it up a little bit this year, however. Instead of one long work, I’m setting the goal of 10 shorts with a combined total of 50,000 words or more. With an average of 5,000 words each, I’m hoping it might make it a bit easier to accomplish the 50,000 word goal. It sure makes it sound easier. I only have to do 10, 5,000 word short stories!
I think, technically, the purists will hang me for not sticking to the letter of the law and doing one long work, but if you think about it, 10 shorts is more than enough for a collection, and a collection is one long work. Sorta. I see it as bending the rules rather than breaking them. Besides, the goal is to write. And, if that’s how I get it done, then so be it.
So? Spill it! What are you planning to write for NaNoWriMo?