Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Nanowrimo 2018

Here we go again, on the brink between All-Hallows Eve and All Saints Day, that place where writers sit poised for the strike of midnight. Once November hits, fingers will fly across the keyboard, adding one word at a time, until there are 50,000 or more. You guessed it...NanoWrimo season.

I'm starting a new book in a new genre: YA fantasy. I've got my title and cover all sorted out because The Nano-ists say having a good, solid start is key to staying motivated. True. I want to see this thing done! It's been on my mind for a year, and now I'm pushing a lumpy, old project to the side in favor of something exciting where cell phones in a contemporary world won't get in my way, only sea monsters and a brackish king...

Candy Crush meets Lord of the Flies

This year's official Nanowrimo banner is cute, and I would have used it if I didn't already have one. But part of my "get motivated" event prep is to create a banner. This time I was inspired by my blackout poem called, Love Connection. It's the cover image of a compilation I'm going to publish soon. More on that later!

Official NaNoWriMo Banner

The ESPIALdesign Participation Banner, 2018

For now, focus! And good luck to all the participating writers out there.

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