This is the blog post in which I nail my colours to the mast: I am doing NaNoWriMo 2013.
For those not in the know, National Novel Writing Month is where one can write a book in 30 days – 50,000 words at a pace of 1,667 per day. However, I am a masochist, so I am writing 80,000 words in November.
I have tortured myself in this manner before. I participated (and won) in 2006, 2007 and 2011. It was in 2011 that I decided to go for an 80k target.
And that novel will shortly be coming to an eReader near you, because it is being published by Carina Press in May 2014. My NaNoWriMo 2013 novel is its sequel, which has also been earmarked for publication.
So, for any folks thinking that NaNoWriMo is just a fun thing to do when the nights are drawing in, remember that it can lead to a whole lot more.