For this month's contribution to the Insecure Writers Support Group, founded by Alex J. Cavanaugh, I give you my personal approach to National Novel Writing Month.
I'm not a social writer. What I am is an easily distracted writer. So I don't think it would be a good idea for me to officially sign up for NaNo---I'd get too caught up in the stats and checking in w/ others and all that. What I need to do is keep my head down and make some damn progress in my WIP, so I'm doing my own version of NaNo. I won't put pressure on word count but will simply require myself to shut off the rest of the world for at least 90 consecutive minutes every day and pound out something. What I really hope to regain is discipline that will carry into the future.
I'll likely be (even) less active on the internets throughout the month, but you'll see me next week for M. Pax's super fun Realms Faire from Nov. 10 - 14! Last year many of you, my loyal knaves, cheered me on to champion the Joust, and it was so much fun, I decided to host my own event this year: The Wisdom of the Creative Realms. I'll be looking for wisdom from the arts---books, music, movies, and Jester's Choice. So gather your thoughts and be ready to share in order to win prizes. You'll get extra points if you do a blog post about your wisdom. Check out my Realms Faire page for more details.
One last thing. I'm participating in a Book Blitz with The Book Avenue for The Playboy's Princess by fellow Omnific author, Joy Fulcher. Follow my Facebook page for posts throughout the day about the book and a fabulous giveaway.