At the moment, I am at the 36,000 word mark which is pretty good considering I'm only 9 days into to the challenge which lasts all of November. If I can keep on top of things, I hope to hit the 50,000 word mark by next weekend but anything can happen.
NaNoWriMo (http://NaNoWriMo.org) is a writing challenge where you spend November 1 to November 30th trying to write 50,000 words. This is the challenge that I and many others around the world are attempting to do. This is my tenth year of participating in this challenge and I always have a blast. I encourage people to at least try it once and join in the craziness of it all. It really is fun.
As I noted on the main page of my website, my new book will be available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other book sellers soon. If things go as scheduled it should be listed on those sites by Christmas. However, I would encourage people to get a head start on getting a copy by buying it through Lulu.com. Not only that you might find some other gems to give as gifts.
While I am busy writing away for NaNoWriMo not much else is going on in the creative brain. I have plenty of story ideas and characters names which I'm sure I'll get to using at some point.
For my fellow writing buddies who are participating in NaNoWriMo, remember to sleep, eat well and stay hydrated to keep those creative ideas flowing. The other advice I can share is to save often and make a back-up of your story because it will happen that you are working away and your computer decides to have an error and you lose almost everything. It happened to me once and since then I made a back up copy so that I can keep working.
Best of luck to all of you and with that in mind I leave you with today's musical treat. Gosh, I miss the 80's. Here is Corey Hart with "Never Surrender". I swear to you it's not David Duchovny.