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  • Alyssa Drake

Day 83 - NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo (def.) The time a year when authors undertake the inane task of writing 50,000 words in 30 days.

For those authors who can write 2,000 words a day, this is not problem. In fact, I've seen authors complete this in a week, and while I am impressed by their ability, this is not something I've ever been able to do. At my most productive, I still fell short (that year I hit about 38,000 words), which was due to having to shift my focus from writing to editing. Inevitably, I have to edit during November. I'm not certain why that is, but this year is no different.

I'm actually waiting for two edits to come back. The first one, Horrified, is releasing November 19, and yes, I'm cutting it close for submission. Amazon does give you many (many) warnings about getting your book uploaded on time, and I have never been late, so I have no intention of starting now. The other story is my historical co-write (which will take most of my attention during the latter part of November). In between all of this, I have roughly 48,000 words to write for my historical romance, which would be the perfect goal...

So, I set up my NaNoWriMo profile for this year in the hopes that this year will be different.

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