I went and entered this year’s National Novel Writing Month contest.
I’m just starting work on my next novel, Paths of Disharmony for next year’s Star Trek: The Typhon Pact miniseries, anyway. I was supposed to start back on October 1st, but some other stuff came along which demanded my attention, and I ended up back-burnering the entire thing until November so I could clear the decks. That means the timeframe I was given to write the book isn’t as big as it once was, and I was going to have to make up the lost time between now and February 2nd.
What better motivator to do exactly that, than to make myself accountable in such a public fashion? Since today is the first day I’ve actually sat down and started writing…you know…actual words toward the novel, it seemed like a damned fine idea. So….
I’ve had a good morning so far, good enough that I can with a clear conscience turn toward other writing matters. Once I’m done for the day, I’ll post one of those word-count meter thingees…assuming I can figure out how to make one of them work.