Okay, it's day 15 of November's annual National Novel Writing Challenge, and like more than 100,000 other authors worldwide, I've been frantically tapping keys in hopes of making the goal.
If you've never heard of this challenge, the goal is to write a 50,000-word novel in thirty days during the month of November. The prize? A handsome web graphic and printable certificate...and the feeling of a job well done. And, quite possibly, a piece of fiction you can then go on to polish and see reach publication.
So, how's it going for old Jade here? As of this writing, I have crossed the 40k mark, putting me a bit ahead of the game for now, but anything can happen. What am I writing? Another title in my IMMORTAL PARADISE series, called IMMORTAL HEAT. In this story, Lexie goes to the island featured in THEIR SECRET PARADISE to find the man of her dreams--literally. Convinced that the hunk who has possessed her dreams for nearly a year will be waiting at the resort, Lexie instead meets two intriguing, disturbingly sensual gods: Love and Lust. They reveal that she has been chosen to become the mate of a powerful god, Grayel, and that the only way for her to join him outside of dreams is to undergo an erotic ritual that will transform her...into a goddess.
If you're busy typing up your NaNoWriMo word count, congratulations to you! If you haven't signed up yet, why not give it a try? You don't need to be an author, and it isn't too late! All you need is the desire to write a story, and off you go.
For more info, visit http://nanowrimo.org. You still have half the month left to get rockin, and there are people who have already crossed the 50k goal in two weeks. So can you! Even if you don't, just think that two weeks from now, you could be well on your way to a novel.