National Novel Writing Month. It's that particular November rite of writerly passage in which people feverishly commit to writing 50,000 words in a single month.
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Well, I've never been able to NaNo because I've always been involved in heavy revisions during the month. But this year, the timing is right. And by that I mean:
1. I have an idea (it's called "Stitched" and I can't tell you what it's about, I'm superstitious)
2. I have time in October to outline the idea
3. There is a giddy happiness regarding said idea
4. Unlike other novels I've written, the research is minimal. I'm super comfortable with this world.
5. I have friends who plan on plying me with a lot of advice, sympathy, virtual donuts, and occasional group screams of frustration.
6. I'm planning on providing my picky, inner editor a subscription to Netflix and a 200 gallon drum of caramel and cheddar popcorn. Nothing's going to slow me down.
Add me as a buddy on the website, if you're participating!
In case you missed it, I have several ARCs of CATALYST still in hand, and am giving them away on Instagram.
And on a last note, I did this fun, random Twitter linguistics experiment after hearing my three children (two of which were born in NYC) pronounce the word "groceries" like this: GROSHERIES.
I was shocked. I pronounce it GROSSERIES. No H! H's don't need to be there!
So here's the results of my Twitter experiment.
How do you pronounce it? Are you doing NaNo this year? And finally (if you're not on IG) leave a comment if you'd like to request an ARC of CATALYST to review and I'll enter you into the draw. :)Doing a linguistics Twitter experiment. RT if you pronounce "groceries" like GROSHERIES. Favorite if you pronounce it GROSSERIES. :D— Bloodia Fang (@LydiaYKang) October 20, 2015