I love NaNoWriMo
NaNoWriMo is the crazy month when thousands of writers, all around the world, sit down and write furiously, in the hope of penning a novel of 50,000 words in 30 days.
2015 and 2016 were excellent years in NaNo land
In 2015, I wrote a sci-fi, young adult, adventure story for NaNo. This book (Quantum Circle) also formed the basis of the final year assignment for my Birkbeck degree. Since then, the Quantum Circle has changed its name to the The Orbital Contract, and is currently undergoing its 4th major edit. I am planning to publish it in the new year.
Last year, I used NaNo month to write a series of short stories. 30 shorts in 30 days. It was very satisfying, but exhausting, to create 30 new stories. Some of them I’ve since submitted to competitions, but I’m sad to report that none of them were winners!
So what am I doing this year for NaNo?
This year, I’m writing a sequel to The Orbital Contract, provisionally entitled The Quantum Contract. I’m a little behind in my word count, because I spent most of yesterday re-writing an outline, and most of today messing about with a website to accompany the books.
Yes, procrastination is my middle name!
The website is still in its infancy, but is up here: The Enforcers Hub