I’m not really a rebel, most of the time. I like to follow the rules, unless they’re stupid or I absolutely can’t. In the case of National Novel Writing Month, there’s just absolutely no way that I can actually write 50,000 words of a novel and still do my job (which is writing for a newspaper) as well as keep up with the blog. So, I decided to rebel against the tradition!
I’m trying to do 25,000 words of a contemporary New Adult novel that I’m really excited about, and 25,000 words of blog posts and journalism work. My rules for the blog posts and journalism are as follows:
- Anything that is copied from another source doesn’t count, unless it is directly transcribed from an interview. This includes book summaries and author bio’s, because they aren’t my words.
- Only final words count for my articles – they go through countless revisions before getting published, so I don’t think I could keep track of the word count otherwise.
My novel is tentatively titled “The Gift”and is a F/F asexual romance with planned on the page representation. This story honestly came to me in a dream, and I haven’t been able to get it out of my head ever since.
25-year-old Cora doesn’t know what to do when she finds out that she’s been left a building in the will of a relative she’s never met. Should she sell it and go on with her life, or is this her chance to finally start the business she’s always dreamed of with her girlfriend by her side?
I don’t know if I’ll be able to finish NaNoWriMo, even with my workarounds, but I’m gonna try my hardest! I’m also going to probably continue working on this novel after November is over. I hope you’ll enjoy taking this journey with me, Cora and Elena!