NaNoWriMo 2017

Tonight, I hung out with a friend of mine. We were supposed to be writing, but we ended up talking about The Grey House. She is one of my editors. It was nice to catch up and to talk about the book. So here you go, update on The Grey House Book One: Two editors done, one to go! Then I have to review their edits, and make changes. Also, the cover is still being worked on. We have a ways to go, but I’m still confident it will be done by May.

On my way home, I started thinking about the lack of writing I’ve been doing. Excuses, excuses, excuses. What it comes down to is I haven’t been writing. With November coming up, I decided to use NaNoWriMo to try something out.

November is NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writer’s Month. The goal for NaNoWriMo is to write 50,000 words for a novel, or whatever else you can write. I have used it to edit and to write part of a novel, once. Most times I don’t use NaNoWriMo, as in the past, I was able to write whenever I wanted. That’s kind of changed in the past few years. Therefore, this year, I have decided to use NaNoWriMo to write a short story a day. Or to try to at least.

I was trying to figure out a setting for the stories. They would all be connected in some way. I decided a bar was the way to go. I love bar stories. My own or someone else’s. I don’t know why, but I just love bar stories. Therefore, my stories will take place in a bar. A Bar Called Always.

What will happen in this bar? I have no idea. Will I be able to write a story a day? I’m going to try. Will I be posting those on my page every day? Yes. What the heck, yes I will. If I don’t post a story, it means it’s either not done, or for some reason, I wasn’t able to write it. I’m going to do my best and I hope you’re with me for the voyage to A Bar Called Always.

Oh, if you haven’t figured it out, I REALLY like the title. When I think about it, I feel peace. The title resonates with me and shows me a doorway to other places. And that is always a fine, fine thing.

Here’s to trying for NaNoWriMo. Here’s to A Bar Called Always. Here’s to you, readers. May it be an interesting trip.

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