Perhaps it’s a little sad that I have only kept up this blog during NaNoWriMo the last few years. Perhaps it’s not. Either way, that’s been the case this year again.
And, with 35 minutes left before I can begin my 7th novel (6th to win!) with NaNoWriMo, putting up another post seemed like the appropriate “time killer” as the minutes count down to midnight. (34 minutes)
This year, I’m trying something new. I’m writing, yet again, the first draft of my newest “For the Love of Music” series novel, but (33 minutes) I’m being “tagged” by my fiance as he writes a companion to the story of Meg Carter and Adam Orion. I, obviously, am telling Meg’s side of the story, and Matt is writing Adam’s. (32 minutes) We’ve had to hash through some outlining things together. Key moments that must happen in both stories. Key points in time where their lives intersect, even when geographically living far apart.
And (31 minutes) this is totally new for us both. We both love collaboration, but have never tried to write the same story as someone else before, with a different POV. A challenge, I believe, lies ahead. And that thrills us both! We’re (30 minutes) both thrill seekers, one could say, at least of this variety. Challenge? Yes please! Adventure? Of course! Novel written in parallel with the love of my life? Um, duh.
So, here we go. All the best in writing, my darling Matt. (29 minutes) Have fun with that writer’s cramp as you dash out those words with pen and paper. I’m glad to use my laptop!
And, now, my pre-writing thoughts are spent, with 28 minutes left to go. I say this calls for a pot of tea, a bathroom break, some more M&Ms, and the turning on of one fantastic playlist. Here we go! “One A Cappella Song” begins life in 27 minutes!