Thursday, February 25, 2010

Nano Write

Hello friends. It's been awhile since my words have graced the pages of my blog. I apologize for the delay, but I have found myself in, well... a writer's haze. I have spent the last couple of weeks separating myself from everything. Trying to detach myself from my last set of characters, Jake Morgan and Cody Johnson. I have been living with them running around in my head for years and to tell you the truth it's a lot like having a family member move out of your house. There is an adjustment period that goes along with that, and I would like to think that is what is going on with me. I'm adjusting.

My time over the last couple of weeks has not been wasted. No. I have spent hours interviewing guest authors as well as everyday hero's doing research for my next couple of books. I have been reading as much as time will allow. Which is still not as much as I would like it to be. My TO BE READ pile is only a few books smaller than it was before. Well... not really since I've found at least three dozen more books that I want to read and have purchased them all!!! What can I say? I have a problem!

But all of this is in preparation for March 1st. That is the day I will have a new beginning. A new beginning to what you might be asking? Well.... this is the day that I have devoted to starting a challenge. It's called Nano Write. Normally Nano Write is in November. The idea is that you write a 50,000 word book in that month. I started Nano write last November, but having just come back from Washington, and trying to get my manuscript ready to send off to Harlequin, I just didn't have it in me to finish the month out. So March is going to be my Nano month! I am taking a couple of friends with me on this adventure. We have all decided to get that novel done! For some it will just be getting their novel finished. For me... it will be A NEW BEGINNING. New characters. New setting. New story. It's exciting and scary all at the same time.

So over the next few weeks when I blog you can expect to hear about the joys and challenges that my Nano month will bring me. As always I love hearing from you, so please make sure to give me some love and leave me a comment!




Melissa Mayhue said...

Great goal, Micole! And so true about the process of letting go of your last h/h. Since I'm sort of at the beginning of my next book, I'll try checking in with you!

~ Melissa