Monday, October 29, 2018

The End Of Things Approaches

The 2018 NaNoWriMo novel launch takes place this week, as the clock switches over from 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, October 31, to 12:00 a.m Thursday, November 1. For anyone who has ever participated in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) there is a certain amount of dread, overshadowed with exhilaration . . . along with a longing for decadent snack foods and large quantities of highly caffeinated beverages.

The challenge - Write a 50,000-word novel in just thirty days. That's about 1,667 words every day of the month. 

At the end of November, there will be thousands upon thousands of new novels that have been birthed by writers of all degree of skill. And, there will be billions of readers all over the world who will have a myriad of new novels to choose from for future reading adventures. While not every NaNoWriMo novel will be published, it's safe to say a great many of them will, including The End Of Things At Dark Island, which, the Lord willing, will launch early in 2019 for the public. 

So, as I make a list of the snack foods I'll need to sustain me over the next thirty days, set a new alert on my phone to offset my tendency to procrastinate, and finish developing the characteristics of the characters and locations for this novel, I hope you'll give some thought to subscribing to this serial novel and read along as the book is released to the first 500 readers chapter by chapter. 

December is just around the corner, but we have to navigate the literary waters of November. 

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