NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is coming on November 1! It’s a whole month dedicated to writing an at least 50,000 word novel. In preparation for NaNo here’s my NaNo tag for this year.
1.) How many times have you done NaNo?
This year will be my ninth time in a row participating in NaNoWriMo! I’ve only won five times though, but hopefully we’ll make that six this year.
2.) How did you first find out about NaNo?
I found out about it through some writing friends I found on Goodreads back in the day.
3.) What was your first novel for NaNo?
I wrote a psycho-thriller (surprise, surprise) called Sleepwalking on the Edge in 2009 as my first attempt at NaNoWriMo and I won! It was pretty cliched and at times pretty cheesy, but it was the first time I had written a novel in one whole month. It was pretty terrible….
4.) Give a one sentence summary of what you’re working on this year.
Two detectives and two doctors get to save the world from crazy psycho paranormal serial killers. Okay, that’s a really bad summary, but go with it.
5.) What’s your best writing advise you’ve ever been given?
Stephen King’s book On Writing gave me a lot of good advice, but I think my husband gave/gives me the best advice. “Just write.”
6.) Did you ever take a year off from writing?
Nope! Not even last year after I had my baby. I was pretty proud of myself for being able to write a whole novel in a month AND take care of a new baby.
7.) What is your biggest inspiration when figuring out what to write?
Coffee, my husband, and my Bunny. I don’t know why exactly, but coffee always gets me writing and brainstorming. My husband usually gives me a good idea of what to write as well, though it’s never intentional, and Bunny always makes me want to throw in some sort of silly thing into my plots now.
8.) What’s the first sentence in one of your novels?
Well, I’m not on a laptop that has my novels, but I can remember the first line from the last novel I wrote, so here it is. It’s not a good hook at all, but it’s something. “Her left eye twitched each time the faucet in the confined room leaked.”
9.) Why do you love writing?
I have a lot of anxiety, so my thoughts are constantly racing. Writing makes me stop worrying about everything and lets me relax. It emerges me into my own world. I love stories and I love creating a world and characters to fill it with. It’s an absolute blast!
Share these questions on your own blog or website if you’re writing a novel this year, and follow my progress here and at NaNo’s website. My username is AlMFr. I’ll follow you back! Have fun and good luck on your own writing journeys!
Blessings and love,