This year, again, I officially signed up for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). I had to finish The Warrior’s Prize, and was running behind after going to Novelists’ Inc in Florida at the end of October. I wanted the motivation of NaNoWriMo to get my butt into my chair and put those pages down!

I had a pretty awesome first two weeks of November, and posted over 50K words in those two weeks. Rafael and Elizabeth’s book went to my editor, a bit late but much better, and I’ve been writing a few extra scenes since then which I’ll tuck into the book later. (There always seem to be one or two that pop into my mind after any book is delivered to my editor.) This week, I’ve been catching up on those revised backlist titles, including the POD’s, but next week I’ll be writing new work again. The best thing about NaNoWriMo this year is that it helped me get back into the rhythm of writing every morning before dealing with anything else.

How about you? Have you done NaNo this year or any other? Do you like it? Do you find it helpful in setting rhythms or making new habits?


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