I have decided this year to take the plunge, dig deep and put my nose to the grindstone this November. I have officially signed up for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and am meeting the challenge of writing a 50,000 word novel in 30 days.
I might be crazy, but the idea seems like a good one right now and while I'm sure I'll be kicking myself right around November 27th for attempting this feat I feel that the last two months of editing and re-writing my first novel have prepared me for the upcoming 30 day adventure.
I've come up with the basic premise for my second novel, a radical change from the first one I wrote which is based in present-day USA. The next one will move forward to some unknown time in the future with radical advances in technology and a vengeful return of Mother Earth to make all things right in the world. I'm looking forward to writing it, and the challenges I know it will bring since the entire novel will be smack-dab in the midst of a genre I've never written before. Hopefully the results will be award-winning, but even if they aren't I'm excited at the idea of having two novels written by year-end.
Now if I could just find a publisher... ;)