Halloween is here again

Halloween is here again and I’m going to do the same thing I always do on Halloween… HIDE IN THE BASEMENT WITH THE LIGHTS OFF! I can’t afford Halloween and I’m not feeling well today, really. Tomorrow, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) starts, and I want to be fresh for that. I have to write a minimum of 1667 words per day in order to make my goal of either one 50,000-word novel or three 17,000-word short stories in 30 days. It’s a project that I attempted for the first time last year at the Doc’s request, and I only managed a little over 26,000 words, which made it a long short story. This year, I hope to do better! If you think about it, writing 1667 words of plot, character, dialogue, scene, setting, and such is a lot 30 days in a row! I will have, most likely, three rough drafts of three short stories when midnight on 30 Nov 2019 rolls around. That is my goal. I may tie the three together in such a way as to make them a trilogy of sorts, but still stand-alone stories in their own right. I think that will be a neat challenge. So, on this NaNoWriMo Eve, I’ve been prepping for the beginning of a mad month. I’m going to use Scrivener to write my stories with. That way, I can have the flexibility that Scrivener offers. I worked all the way through the “Ready, Set, Novel!” Workbook during the last part of September and all of October, so I feel like I have something to work with besides the seat of my pants this year. Last year, no prep time was one of the big pitfalls, I think. We’ll see how it goes this year. So, Happy Halloween, and you know where I’ll be!

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