Tuesday, November 28, 2006

To All Things There is a NaNoWriMo

For those who have been tracking my progress during National Novel Writing Month, I hit the required 50K last week. My rough draft of Book #3 of the Time Rovers Series is at an end. It's so rough that glass shards can't compete.

My spouse, wise to how I fret over these things, asked, "Does it have a beginning, middle and end?" I admitted it did. He beamed and said, "Congratulations. You have a new novel."

And he's right, of course. It needs a lot of work, but Book #3 has come to pass because of NaNoWriMo. My hearty thanks to Chris Baty and the folks who put this exercise together.

You're a shining beacon of service in the midst of a very murky publishing industry.


Anonymous said...

Cyril Connolly said "Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self." Thank you for sharing your ideas to the public.

Jana Oliver said...

How true. Not everyone should (or wants to) go the publishing route. What a lovely legacy to leave your family but a manuscript or a box of poems that no one else has ever read.