NaNo, 18 Hours to Start

Hello all NaNoWri Mo participants out there! it’s Halloween, always the last day of October. Every year I buy lots of candy for the littles ones who knock at my door dressed in their best character costumes. I try and keep the halloween tradition alive afterall its the best opportunity for little ones to explore their “make believe” little worlds as a superhero, witch, cheerleader, clown, bunny, Freddie, and all the other fun characters they represent. Sure Halloween’s scary, and cold around here,  and I may have to watch out for a sword or two at the front door, but I love it. All the kids, big ones too, use thier imagination as they play out their characters and who knows there could be a  future author behind one of those masks!

How fitting that at the stroke of midnight present day authors wonder into in their imaginary state of minds to produce a 50, 000 word novel in 30 days. I myself have an hour or so to complete my brief outline of my November novel or maybe I won’t. You see once I go into the non fiction world it’s difficult to return to fiction and vice versus, maybe I’m on the edge of madness, maybe we all are, regardless I will and am sure many of you will carry on!

Looking ahead at the calendar I see two doctor appointments and two dentist appoinments, there will be store runs, activities for the kids, my full time job, and I have an adorable 4 month old in the house, this will take some will power to reach 50,000 words, and I am seriously looking forward to all the insanity. I’m reasonably sure all my fellow writers have the same scenarios or some other forces tugging away at progress, but fear not, we can do this! So saddle up, beam up, team up, whatever you do at the starting line and wait, wait for the midnight chime, take a deep breath, and go!


About Ann Simpson
Ann Simpson lives in Falmouth, Virginia near the Civil War Battlegrounds of Historic Fredericksburg. Most of her paranormal writing takes place in the early morning before the family wakes and the spirits rest. She loves to write and read paranormal mysteries, suspense and drama. Book one of the Dark Guests Series, The Genealogist's Guests, was published in October 2013. Ann is currently writing book two, of which she may title, Megan's Heritage, sounds great...I just came up with it. I think I'll keep it!

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