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NaNoWriMo 2020

Goldfinch by Dan 2020
Goldfinch by Dan 2020


Will 2020 be a NaNoWriMo like none other or what? I typically don't go out of my way to participate in NaNoWriMo, but maybe this year will be different. I'm not sure yet. That's not to say I won't have a goal for November.

Right now, I'm hacking away on my latest WIP, an epic fantasy. As of writing this post, I've knocked out roughly 25,000 words–an absolute rough draft, of course. I'm quite pleased with this word count, and even more importantly, I think the first 10 chapters or so are far more solid than my typical draft work. For example, I recently threw out chapters 2 through–this is a bit of a guess–9 of my recently completed YA fantasy. That, of course, necessitated a fine grain edit of the entire manuscript to eliminate continuity errors. The good news? The story is sooooo much better. My point being, I have a track record of reworking the beginnings of projects. What can I say? I have high hopes I will only have to re-write the beginning of my current WIP a couple times. 

Back to my nonexistent NaNoWriMo goal...OK, here it is. I plan the double my WIP in November. That's only 25,000 words. Doable, right? Who the hell knows, but making the attempt will be fun.


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