I made my first attempt at NaNoWriMo last year, and I successfully hit that 50,000 word target by the end November, but needed another nine days to reach the end of the first draft. And now, 12 months and many rounds of edits later, that book is almost out in the world! And that book is my debut cosy mystery, Murder on Milverton Square, which is up for pre-order and will be released on 8 November 2022 – a mere 8 days away!
But what does that have to do with NaNoWriMo 2022? This year, I’m attempting to write the sequel, Poison at Penshaw Hall!
I’ve got a title, a cover image, a blurb, a page on my author website, a NaNoWriMo project page (participant login required), and I’ve even set it up for a long pre-order on Amazon (US, UK, CA, AU)… Now I just need to write the thing!
I’ll be documenting this possible train wreck over on Twitter, and you are most welcome to watch: @gbralph. If you’re attempting this ill-advised campaign alongside me, come and buddy request me (user: gbralph) and we’ll egg each other on!
Now, to prepare for tomorrow…