I will not be writing a novel this month.
November is National Novel-Writing Month. I briefly had thoughts of trying to write that thing that’s been knocking around my head for the last three years, but then I remembered that I’m very, very busy and have a to-do list that will take me a decade to complete.
So instead of writing 50,000 words in the spare time I don’t have, I’m going to knock a few things off my to-do list. I’ve been intending to resurrect the comic all year, and I’ve let the blog fall tragically behind. My knitting/comic friend Rachael – half of the creative team behind the brilliant Worsted for Wear – strongly recommended having a large buffer before publishing again, so I’ll be putting most of my efforts toward that. I also have at least five blog posts from the last year that are mostly written, but haven’t been edited and posted.
So this is my stated goal for NaNoWriMo:
30 days, 30 comic scripts
5 Fridays, 5 blog posts (back-dated to the time they were originally written)
If I’m very good and get all my homework done, I’ll try to get some preliminary sketching done as well, but let’s be reasonable.
I put this out into the world for my followers to keep me honest. There will be a new blog post tomorrow night. You are officially deputized to bother me if there is not.