It’s almost November! Can you feel the excitement carried on the brisk winds? The anticipation filling the air like so many golden leaves? The thrill of shorter days and longer hours tackling a wordy adventure while power-caffeinating?

November brings National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short.
I first joined in 2011. I have “won” several years. If you write 50,000 words (or more) in 30 days, you win NaNo. That’s only about 1700 words a day, easy-peasy, right?






FYI, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix tops 200,000 words.

I have started a new novel each year. Even when I finished NaNo successfully, I haven’t edited a project to completion. This year shall be different! I’m planning on working on my third Mary O’Reilly Kindle Paranormal Mysteries Kindle World story, Safe Harbour. And not only finishing it, but readying it for publication soon after!

My first novella in the series is Kinder Garden, my second is Baker’s Dozen, and this next one will be a sequel to the first. I’m very excited about this NaNo!






FYI, these novellas are 25k to 30k words.

I probably won’t.
But I could…

I get more written in the month of November with the support and encouragement of my family, friends, and NINo Knights, than I do the rest of the months combined.

If you are interested in sharing this aura of literary elation, register now for NaNo 2017!
Click here to go to the NaNo homepage. Be sure and join the Rockford Region so we can keep track of each other’s progress. Honestly, that’s probably the ONLY place you’ll bump into me in the next 30 days, lol.

About Mary Fran Says

I am an artist, crafter, designer and writer. I enjoy working with mixed media-- applying visual and tactile manipulations to telling a story. Not a lot of market for that, though, :), so I'm focusing on short story submissions and novel completions. Yes, plural. Lots of beginnings, too many ideas, not enough focus.
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2 Responses to NaNoWriteMore

  1. renobarb says:

    You go, girl! My crit group has persuaded me to try NaNoWriMo this year ( my first time). See you in the trenches!

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