Last month (November) I took part in another National Novel Writing Month. This was how I originally managed to write my first novel, Richard Liveth Yet.
I find it helpful because I am a terrible procrastinator and I need the target (50,000 words) and the deadline (in a month) to motivate me to get on with it!
There are now three NaNos every year in November (the original) where you are challenged to write a 50,000 novel in a month. In April and July they have Camp NaNo where you set your own target (anything from 10,000 words to 1 million!)
So what did I write this time? Well, I have already almost finished the second part of Richard Liveth Yet (called Richard Liveth Yet Book II – A Foreign Country) so I didn’t have 50,000 words left to write. I therefore decided to get started on the third part, Richard Liveth Yet Book III – Hearts Never Change! Yes it’s going to be a trilogy and I hope to have the second part published early next year.
Here is the proof that I did write 50,000 words! (Joanne Walter is my maiden name and once I used it I can’t change it!)