Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Jill's Not-So-Impressive NaNo Kick-Off
Jill Williamson is a chocolate loving, daydreaming, creator of kingdoms. She writes weird books in lots of weird genres like fantasy (Blood of Kings and Kinsman Chronicles), science fiction (Replication), and dystopian (The Safe Lands trilogy). Find Jill on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or on her author website. You can also try two of her fantasy novels for free here and here.
Stephanie, Shannon, and I are all joining in for National Novel Writing Month this year, which is kind of fun. So you're going to see a lot of NaNo encouragement on the blog this month. I'm hoping to write even more than 50K if I can manage to.
Sadly, so far I'm not off to a very good start. My day has, once again, hijacked my plans. Besides my every-day morning rituals that take a few hours, I also had a book release today, so I had to spend some time on social media this morning working on that. And now I'm here, blogging. Plus some book orders came in through my author store, so I need to go to the post office and mail those this afternoon... So I'm hoping to get busy as soon as I finish this post. Because so far, here is my word count for Day One:
And that's something I want you all to keep in mind. Yes, NaNo takes consistent work to reach your goal, but life happens. And sometimes you have to go with the flow and do your best to squeeze in that writing time wherever you can--or make up for it later by doing double the work, which can be really challenging. Somehow you need to type in those precious words that will keep your word count rising toward your goal. NaNo will give you all a really good look at what it is like to be a professional author with deadlines looming. You've got to find a way to make it work.
Stephanie will be checking in with you every evening to get your word count for the day, so if you're participating in NaNo, be looking for those special posts.
We're all rooting for you to do your best. You can do it! *attempts a cheerleading jump that is more comical than impressive*
I want to keep track of all you NaNoers and hear about your stories. Share the title and what your story is about in the comments. Also, post the link to your NaNo author page, if you'd like, so we can add each other.
Here's mine: http://nanowrimo.org/participants/jwilliamsonwrites
My book is King's War. It's book three in my Kinsman Chronicles series. And that's all I'm at liberty to say because spoilers!
Oh, and also, this:
Happy writing to you all!