At the last minute, on November 1st, I decided to participate in the National Novel Writing Month challenge. The goal for each participant is to write 50,000 words by the end of the month. That’s an average of 1,667 words per day.
Over the last twelve days, I’ve devoted every spare second of time in my life to writing. I’ve been writing during my twenty-minute commute to and from work. I’ve been writing during my lunch break, and I’ve been writing after dinner. I’ve been writing when I should be sleeping.
As of November 12th, I’ve written 25,990 words!
This is the first time I’ve participated in this event (my username is amblair). For those who have done it before, please let me know if you have any tips.
My project is a modern courtroom drama inspired by Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. I loved writing Amelia Elkins Elkins, my law-related retelling of Persuasion, and so far, it’s been just as much fun to put a legal twist on Jane Austen’s most famous work.
I developed this project after having an interesting conversation with my twins, who watched the P&P miniseries in October. I’ll save the details for later, though. For now, it’s back to writing!