You know how when people get into running, they will sometimes start out by training for and running a 5K race? Then they step up to 10K, and maybe a half marathon or two and then they finally arrive at running marathons?
So, starting tomorrow I’ll be typing a half-NaNoWriMo. My goal is to write a children’s book of about 20,000 words in August. I’ve been promising my daughters for a couple of years now that I’d write one, and by golly, August is the month I’m going to make it happen. I’ll post something every day to let you know my progress. That way I’ll feel like a total loser if I don’t write, and I’ll thus be compelled to type, type, type.
If August goes well, I may do something similar in September and write the Hardboiled Detective novella I’ve been thinking about for a while.
In other news, next week I’ll be posting the series on version control for authors that I mentioned over at J. Dane Tyler’s blog.
And yes, I am still editing The Journey of St. Laurent. My goal is to have that done, too, by the end of August.
So despite the fact that I haven’t been posting regularly, I am doing something behind the scenes, I’ll be doing lots more in August.
Wish me luck.