Monday, October 28, 2013

A Bit of the Old Shameless Self Promotion for the Coming NaNoWriMo

It's like this,except there's coffee to go along with the cigarettes.

November is coming.  A few of you long time readers know what that means.

But for those who don't, every year I participate in National Novel Writing Month. The point of National Novel Writing Month is to write a 50,000 word novel, in the month of November.

Some people, hilariously, think their novels will get published and won't let anyone see them lest they screw themselves over when it comes to scoring a big payday* with a publishing company.  Or they're worried that someone will find their novel and steal it and, I dunno, not sell any copies of it for the Kindle. Others are ashamed of what they've written and never let their gloriously unrefined, high-velocity fiction see the light of day.

However, I am either exceptionally hardy, or spectacularly stupid, and blog my complete novels every year in all of their unedited glory.

This will be my eighth year participating. I'm getting somewhat good at it now. I'll just assume that you want to follow along, so here's a link to the shiny new blog I've set up for this novel.  Go on over and bookmark it or subscribe. The fun starts on November 1.

Shoot, I almost forgot to mention, this novel will feature Death. She rides a motorcycle.

*Insert hysterical laughter here. Big money from fiction... Did you know that the average new novel by someone whose name is not J.K. Rowling, Stephen King, or Dan Brown sells 3 copies? And two of those are sold to the author's mom. The third one is inevitably bought by someone who was confused and thought they were buying a novel written by one of the three previously mentioned writers. Also, I made up those statistics right now.

(Photo Source)


Richard M said...

That is quite an undertaking and I wish you the best. I've thought about it a couple of times but I don't really have a story burning in me that needs to be told. Good luck and I'll be following along.

I'll send email with contact info for St. Paul later in November.

Canajun said...

Looking forward to reading your work. Good luck!

bob skoot said...


that is a great commitment. I don't think I have 50K words in me but I can read 50K words

good luck too

Riding the Wet Coast

KT Did said...

I'm looking forward to the read. 50K in one month! Whewww!

Ottawa Rider said...

That is a very inspiring endeavor. Good luck with your project. I like the idea of writing for the pure joy of writing.

- Dave at Motorcycle Addiction

Lucky said...

Thanks for the support everyone.

RichardM - sounds good, talk to you then!

mq01 said...

love that pic! holy moly thats a ton of work, lucky! im looking forward to following along!

red said...

Very cool! Looking forward to your next work. I think I'm still behind a story or two from your past works.

Can you hook a brother up with some links?

VStar Lady said...

Wow, 50 thousand words in one month ... and I suppose they all have to go together and make some kind of sense too? Now, that's the challenging part. Looking forward to chapter one. (Absolutely nothing wrong with a little shameless self promotion.)

Lucky said...

mq01 - Thanks! I hope you'll enjoy it! I get a big kick out of that picture too. It makes writing look much more exciting than the reality of quietly tapping on a laptop, alone. ;)

Red - I just posted the links to my previous novels over on the new blog.

VStar Lady - Well, they don't have to be coherent, but I try... said...

Wow, 50,000 words in a month, impressive. Maybe next year when my kids are in school I'll try it to :)