NaNoWriMo (NaNo for short) has begun once again! This year is much different than last year. Last year, when Lizzy and I worked on The Pharaoh, I only had to do half the work. This year, I’m all on my own. However, what else is different is that there are new faces joining me in my writing. On NaNo’s website, you can join your region, and they have forms for you and other people from your area to get to know each other. Last year, because I was working with Lizzy, I didn’t get involved with the NaNo regional stuff, but this year I have. I’ve gone to pre-November write-ins to prepare and meet people, as well as dinner at On the Border where a part of the meal proceeds was donated to the organization that runs NaNoWriMo. It’s been a blast. Shout out to Liz (No, not Lizzy. Gosh! From now on, Lizzy is “Lizzy”, and Liz is “GR Liz”. It’s easier that way), and Adrianne!
Another thing is, I got my friend Ben to do NaNo this year as well, with a little push from GR Liz. This is his first year, and I’m kind of helping him out a bit, kind of like a NaNo mentor. So I’m excited to see how he does his first time.
Now for what I’ve done today. Last night, I was anxiously for the clock to reach 12:00am so I could start writing. I wanted to write a little bit before I had to go to bed. I was able to write about a page and a half before sleep called my name. At work this morning, all I could think about was getting home so I could write. When I got home, I checked my emails then got to work. Now, I’m done writing for the day, and it’s time to give you, my Paradigm readers, some info on my novel this year.
The title for my 2011 NaNoWriMo project is: Written in Silence
It’s a YA (young adult) thriller/adventure novel. And that’s all you’re getting for now. Keep reading to get more info, I’ll be releasing different aspects of my novel, as well as my experiences as I go.
Current word count for Written in Silence: 3,338/50,000!
Andrew Ronzino, A Fan of Good YA Novels