Time: Halloween Night, 2013
Place: 24 hour Starkbucks, Plant City, FL, USA
Point of Conflict: To NaNo or not.
It was Halloween, the night before the National Novel Writing Month (NaNo for short) contest begins. You know the thing where you sign up to bang out 50K words in the month. They can either be for a rough draft of a new project or additional words on something you’re currently working on. It’s fun. You get a lot of support from other folks participating and can even meet up with them to have “write-ins.”
I had participated the previous year and “won,” meaning I wrote over 50K words on my novel Return to Cooter Crossing. The problem was, that story needed a lot more than 50K and a year later I was still working on it. One reason it was taking so long was I’d taken breaks along the way and written a number of short stories and a novella. So it was NaNo season again and folks were asking, “Are you going to do it this year?” Continue reading “Points of Inspiration: Dark Love”