It’s November, so you know what that means!
We’re writing another novel!
Okay, so there are a few amazing writers letting people know that NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month for the uninitiated) is not the best way to be a professional writer. I totally agree. It is not a one-size-fits-all project, and it may not even be the best way for you to get your thoughts out on paper.
But it is a focused month. Every single day, you are tasked with doing some amount of work. In my case, I need to hit a daily word count of 1667 in order to meet the criteria.
Each year is different and difficult, but I am set to knock it out this year. My brain has been a pile of pudding for a few months, and I need the release. So let’s join together, get our laptops charged, and write some mutherfucking books!
Let me know what you’re writing, keep updated those word counts, and we will finish together. First thing’s first, you need to know what you’re writing.
For me, it’s going to be another attempt at a story I’ve wanted to tell for a few years now: The Legacy of the Stormreaver.
In the land of Orzahv, magic is a myth, a fairy tale. That is until a cult of powerful sorcerers—known as Storms—seize power in a far-off kingdom. Now a great war brews, threatening all the world, and none are alive with the skills to stop it.
Meanwhile, an orphaned warrior sets off to claim her name in the final rites of her tribe. Her quest is simple, but connects her to a greater world of violence, magic, and terror. She is Ilana, an acolyte Reaver, and the last of her kind.
Okay, so it’s not a perfect set-up, but you get the idea. I’m working it out as I go. I have the beats in place, but I’m free-writing like a crazy person here.
No more talk. Let’s make it happen!