It’s that time of year again, when writers all over the world hunker down together and begin a new novel, with the goal of at least 50,000 words (that’s about 200 double-spaced pages) by the end of November – National Novel Writing Month. Would you believe there were 310,000 NaNoWriMo writers last year??
I’ve “won” NaNo twice before, once finishing the majority of an adult novel, and once with a YA experiment with mixed results. I haven’t participated since I got back from Ireland, but now I’m all set to go with the sequel to Through the Shimmer of Time (click to read an excerpt of Book 1).
Jim and Hannah will be back, of course, along with a new village resident named Mr. Oppenheimer, a young Irishman named Donal, and their immigrant canal-building buddies. Plus a nasty dude who has no name yet, and plenty of adventure and danger. I’d continue, but if I told you everything I have planned, then reading the book next spring would be no fun! My lips are sealed.
I’ll try to keep blogging this month, and I’ve got a book signing coming up – more about that later. But if you don’t hear from me for a while, it’s because I’m immersed in 1838. Happy writing!
Are you taking on the challenge of NaNoWriMo? What are you working on? And if you’d like to be writing buddies, my user name is JenJensen.
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