NaNo Buddies


Well wow! The first week of November is coming to a close. I haven’t grown a mustache or a beard, but I have completed 10k words for NaNoWriMo. In case you don’t know what that means, it’s an annual program where writers pull their hair out over the course of a month trying to complete a novel. National Novel Writing Month, although it is clearly International and the 50k words necessary to win tends to be my average per month rate of writing.

Honestly, as November got closer, I wasn’t completely certain I was going to attempt it this year. We’ve got family plans at the end of the month. I’ve got house duties I need to attend to. Things will get in the way, but this year, although I began quietly, I’ve been consistently meeting the bar. I’m still not certain I’ll make 50k words by the end of the month, but it is a lot of fun trying.

So, here, a week behind schedule, is my annual request for either your time or your money. If you’re writing something, even if you don’t plan on finishing before the end of the month, come be my buddy (my NaNo username is saguache). Or, if you’re the kind of person who’d rather support creative activity belly up to the donation bar and donate a couple of clams. In either case, you’ll be doing plenty to help me, and many other writers, write something amazing.


Finally, like the sniped internet meme says at the top of the post, a request for a little signal boost. The Big Red Buckle is still on e-sale. It’s cheaper than a cup of coffee. And, in fact, sales of this book are immediately rolled over into my personal caffeination. Maintaining adequate levels of coffee induced euphoria is a constant struggle for writers. You’ve got to help me fund this habit.

Seriously, I’d really appreciate your reactions to this one. We’re only a couple of weeks away from the release of Galaxy Chronicles, and I’m hoping to leverage the potential success of that anthology to find new readers. Get in early, become a fan of my fiction now. You’ll be one of the few who will be able to say that you knew me and read me before I was popular.


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