Yes, I’m attempting NaNoWriMo 2011. This time I’m determined to win thanks to the format I’ll be writing in. My novel for this year will be Academy (Volume 1), a collection of short stories. Since there’s so much to discuss, I’ve decided to do… another Q&A format!
Q: Don’t you have a lot to write in order to have weekly releases up until the release of Fourth Section in December?
A: Yes! And that’s exactly why I’m doing NaNoWriMo 2011, because I have a lot to write. Fourth Section is going to be at the very least 10,000 words so out of the 50,000 word goal for NaNoWriMo that leaves 40,000. Then I have about 5 weekly releases before Fourth Section’s release. At about 2,000 words each that’s 10,000 more words which leaves 30,000 left. If I’m already writing 20,000 words in November, then what’s 30,000 more?
Q: So what will we be getting as our weekly releases from now until Fourth Section’s release?
A: You will be getting stories from Academy (Volume 1). And they will be polished and edited. In a week I’ll probably write 3-4 stories for Academy, but only one will get released. This is because while I can write 3-4 stories per week, there’s no way I can edit 3-4 stories per week. This way I’ll get NaNoWriMo done, have tons of rough drafts for Academy stories, AND manage to release one story per week. It’s a win-win-win. Unless I’ve lost count and it’s more or less.
Q: Wait, if you’re writing 3-4 stories per week, editing and releasing one, then how is Fourth Section going to get written?
A: It will, I promise. The release of Library: Book One is my first priority. In the unlikely event its integrity is threatened by NaNoWriMo 2011, then I will stop NaNoWriMo 2011 immediately.
Q: During the summer you managed three days (kind of) of Camp NaNoWriMo. What makes you think you can do NaNoWriMo 2011?
A: Nothing. We’ll see how well it goes as the month progresses.