Okay, It’s October 14th and I am already excited about NaNoWriMo. I want to get my non-fiction project Puppy Love: Life Lessons In Obedience finished this month, just so I have a clean slate for next month. It’s proving to be super motivating. Here is a question for friends in the blogosphere though. I have a project I have been kicking around for five years called Stealing The Amber Room. I have 61,535 words and am approximately 20,000 words shy of completion. I was going to use the momentum of NaNoWriMo to give me the push I need to put Stealing The Amber Room to rest. I want so badly to send it off for a developmental edit and move into the next phase of my self-publishing dreams. This is my last year of stay home motherhood as the twins go to Kindergarten next year and my husband wants me to get a paying job in fall of 2017. Also, very motivating. So here is the question. Is it unethical to use NaNoWriMo to get a project finished? I have an idea for another project set during the gold rush. I could start fresh on that, but then I question whether or not this is resistance rearing it’s ugly head and trying to keep me from reaching my goal.
Also, I want to give everyone a heads-up on December. I am going to be featuring Charles Dickens and will be writing a short story in the style of Dickens. By this, I mean that I will be using his techniques in a new, original story of my own. My intention is in no form or fashion to commit plagiarism. I am inviting my fellow scribes to write your own Dickens inspired piece and send it to me. Join my e-mail list and send me your Dickens piece via e-mail! I will then choose the most noteworthy stories to post on my blog. I look forward to seeing all of my writing buddies out there in NaNoWriMo. Until then, happy writing!