What I’m Doing for the Next Month

Traffic here on the blog will be light-to-nonexistent for November while I participate – once again – in National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo.


Except for 2010 (I was editing) and 2014 (I was getting ready to spend two weeks in Cambodia), I’ve done NaNoWriMo every year since 2008. I’ve “won” – that means I’ve produced at least 50,000 words from scratch – four years and failed two other times.

I’ve found NaNo to be a good time to really focus down on writing and force myself to be productive every day. Moore Hollow, which came out last month, was my NaNo project for 2012. Meanwhile, The Water Road and The Endless Hills were projects for 2009 and 2013, respectively. As you can see, it takes a lot of time beyond NaNo to polish something into a finished product, even if it’s a winner.

All of which is a long way of saying that for November, NaNo and The Bay of Sins (book three of the trilogy of which The Water Road and The Endless Hills are the first two parts) is my first priority. I can’t say I won’t blog about anything – in fact I know of one thing I’ll have to blog about – but pretty much anything else will have to wait until December.

You can keep track of my progress, if you like:

Alternately, I’ll be posting occasionally to Twitter, so you can follow me there.

See you in December!