It’s almost November — and that means it’s time for NaNoWriMo. For the uninitiated, that would be the National Novel Writing Month. This is the time of year when writers commit to an output of 50,000 words in a month (about 1,667/day). Said writing should result in a novel (hence the name of the “contest”), although some writers also use this as time to output enough short stories for an anthology. I suppose that comes down to whether you’re more comfortable with short-form or long-form writing.
This year, I’m hoping to get up enough energy to write “The Greening”. I’m basing my novel on “When the Sky was Blue” — a flash fic I wrote earlier this year, and a followup I did, Waste Not, Want Not. It may seem like a stretch, to get 50K (or more) words out of a couple of flash pieces (1,000 words or less). But I think I have pieced together a workable plot. I’ll find out when I get started, I guess, although I have a lot of it thought out — more than I did 2 years ago, and I finished then.
We’ll see what happens! Wish me luck!