I am totally cheating on NaNoWriMo!
I salute anyone who thinks they can write a novel in a month, but with all my other projects I really need an event to help me crack open my long-languishing novel and "look it in the I" again.
It took me many Novembers to get to the 59,000 words I am starting with. The thing will change, I don't know how. The lessons I've learned in the last four years are obvious as I delete all of my adverbs (thank you, Charlotte Cook). That should cut the word count by a thousand words. Replacing all the "it"s with creative descriptors will surely add another thousand.
Sorry, Nanowrimo, for such a flagrant abuse of your delighful system. But thank you for the company! At least I'm not joining a region so my word count won't throw anyone off... and I'm not writing to win, I'm writing to write!
Causes Kristen Caven Supports
350.org, IdleFreeOakland.org, Public Education, Public Radio, Department of Peace (ThePeaceAlliance.org), Planned Parenthood, Room to Read.