So I think I announced it on facebook and twitter and completely forgot to announce it on here. Whoops.
The sequel to Soul Echo: Discovery has a name! It will be called DIVIDE! I’m going with a theme here. Have you spotted it!
Since November is fast approaching and I like a good challenge (Insert gif of me crying and stuffing my face with ice-cream here), I have decided to write the first draft of SE: Divide for NaNoWriMo this year! As you may know, Discovery was written as a NaNo novel wayyyyy back in 2007/2008/2009 when I finally ‘won’ NaNo with it. It seems fitting that I do the same 10 years later with the second book!
If you’ve never taken part in / heard of NaNoWriMo before, here’s what it’s all about.
It stands for National Novel Writing Month. And it’s an online event where thousands of us crazy writers across the globe decide that during the month of November, we are going to write 50,000 words. That is the winning number.
To achieve this, you have to write 1667 words per day throughout the month, though some people are made of pixie dust or something and manage to write WAY more than that (TELL ME YOUR SECRETS!).
At the end of the month you validate your word count, and if you reached/passed 50k you are a winner!
What do you win? I hear you ask. Well, technically nothing more than bragging rights, but there are also companies that sponsor NaNoWriMo and for winners (You will get a special code to use) you often get a discount code or freebie of some kind.
Last time I won (which was a looooong time ago, in a galaxy far far away), the winner prize was one free proof copy of your NaNo novel through the website Createspace, which is pretty damned cool. I still have that copy on my bookshelf.
Above is a picture of me 8 years ago with my free proof copy!
I’ve already arm-wrestled two of my writing buddies to take part in NaNo this year, so if you’re planning on taking part too, let me know! My username on the site is lisastapleton and I’m pretty much obsessed with the idea already. From experience, I know it’s much more fun and dare I say it – easier – to take part in NaNo with buddies than it is to go it alone.
Promising to try and update this more,