NaNoWriMo begins in just a few more days. Of course, I've been working on my novel since summertime or before, so I'm not waiting to begin a new novel like most folks are — my goal is simply to put 50,000 more words on it during November. I'm shooting for 80,000 words total, so I was trying to get to 30k before NaNoWriMo started.
I was starting to lose hope of that happening, but then Wednesday I had a phenomenally productive day: I added a whopping 5,670 words to my novel, bringing it to 23,935. That seems a lot closer to 30k than what I was at before (about 18k). Maybe I'll be able to get there before October 31 after all!
One other thing I've been doing as I geared up for NaNoWriMo was to create a website for my novel. Yes, perhaps it seems a little premature, but I'm pretty serious about this one. The website keeps me both excited and committed, so I figure it can't be a bad thing. I'm using old (no longer copyrighted) postcards and photographs for character images, my website header, and potential book covers (I'm thinking of e-publishing when I'm done). Doesn't it all look great? I'm thrilled with how the site is turning out!
Anyone else planning to do NaNo this year?