It’s November! This month is one that I love during the year. Spring is here in Australia and gardens are beautiful with flowers everywhere. (I have many bulbs that I don’t have to do anything with and they dutifully pop up each year and bring glorious colour!). We have the Melbourne Cup the first Tuesday in November and of course when I was working on a thoroughbred stud, we were in full swing for the breeding season. Foals were everywhere!
I’m in a different season of my life now with three young children and a part time job teaching equine studies. And November still has much appeal. Now that I am aware of NaNoWriMo, I look forward to this for my writing ambitions each year!
I started in 2017 and was rapt to pen a novella in the first 17 days. Camp Nano followed up in July of this year and I ambitiously set out to write 90,000 words and pen 3 stories in a trilogy. I achieved my word writing goal and got 2.5 stories done, finishing the third a couple of months later. Success!
So this November I am again setting an audacious goal. I will plan to pen around 90,000 words once more. This will be comprised of the 8th book in the Free Rein series, the 8th book in the Thoroughbred Breeders series and a standalone Christian romance novel that features horses. Stay tuned!
I’ve dutifully gotten some work related homework out of the day so that I can focus as much of my attention on writing over November as possible. Of course, this will be around family duties, work days and my other writing / website ventures. Wish me luck!