Friday, November 1, 2013


Ha! Today is the first day of November, so that means the next month will be crazy busy and impossible. So fun.

NaNoWriMo is an international writing contest (in a sense) and the goal is 50,000 words in a month. That means a little over 1600 words per day if I write every day, but since I don't write on Sundays I do 2000 words the rest of the days to make my goal by November 30th at midnight.

I'll be posting bits and pieces here, along with word count updates.

For the last few years I haven't been able to contribute to support NaNoWriMo, even though I participate every year. This year I found a blog-hop that's "giving back" to the NaNoWriMo website to support their programs.

They've written an anthology, The Spirit of Christmas, and ALL PROCEEDS are being donated to The Office of Letters and Light, which runs the NaNoWriMo programs.

So here's my wish. All I want for NaNo is...a cover for my next book. :)


J. A. Bennett said...

I like the idea of competing with the rest of the world, makes me want to stop blogging and start writing, haha. Best wishes!

David P. King said...

Ooo! A book cover is an excellent wish. Here's to finishing your goal this month, and thank you for joining our holiday hop! :)

Kelley Lynn said...

Good luck with NaNo Lauren! You've got this :)

Emily R. King said...

Nice! I hope you get your wish!

Lauren said...

I'm thinking I may just repurpose a cover I have finished. We'll see, but I really want to get that book out!

A little over 8000 words so far.

Cortney Pearson said...

Hey, I don't write on Sundays either! Good luck to you this NaNo!! (And holy cow, 9,000 words today? Awesomesauce!--yes I peeked at your other post!)

Trisha F said...

I'd love to have REAL book covers for my books someday, not just the ones I did myself in paintbrush. haha.