National Novel Writing Month (or: It’s that time again!)

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Ah, November, how I’ve missed you!

The leaves are changing colors. The air’s a bit crisper. The massive undertaking that is Thanksgiving is on the horizon (and Christmas is lurking just a bit further on). What a wonderful time of year for some early new year’s resolutions!

Or more accurately: This time I’m winning NaNo!

But what is this NaNo I speak of?

Why it’s the National Novel Writing Month! A chance for those of us who love putting pen to paper to spend a month in a lunatic race to finish 50,000 words by midnight November 30th! It’s an insane amount of fun, but so far I’ve only even managed to make it about halfway through. *le sigh*

This year, since I’m taking time off work to finish my Accounting degree, I’ll have a little more time on my hands than normal. Hopefully this ‘extra time’ will turn into ‘extra word count’. … Hopefully.

This year’s working title has yet to be decided, but I do know that it’s going to be a second world fantasy adventure with vaguely dark overtones. And spiders. *glares at her Muse* Spiders. *Muse continues to cheerfully ignore her Writer*


Previous Year NaNo Attempts
2007: Dogs of the Never Never – 25k finished
2006: The Gate to Fenrith Lei – 19k finished
2005: Novel With No Name – 3k finished

Martha Bechtel

My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!

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