NaNoWriMo, Halloween, etc.

My costume. I don’t know what I was. I just put together pretty stuff from my stash.

Today is the start of NaNoWriMo. This is the first year I am taking the challenge. My goal is to get a draft of my next novel featuring Chloe and Jorge completed.

I have about four false starts. If I can get a draft, maybe the beginning will become more clear. Chapter One is always the hardest part for me. I’ve been feeling so stuck that I even attempted to plot. Gasp. It didn’t work. So here I start the challenge of writing 50,000 words in a month. Perhaps the bigger challenge is to get out of my brain and into my heart, where all the magic happens. They’ll be time for my head later. I wonder how long my brain will need to mantra that last sentence to believe it?

On a side note, I dressed up for Halloween for the first time in years and went to a costume party. It was a good time of meeting writers, talking shop, and eating and drinking.