IWSG: NaNoWriMo

It’s time again for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! Posts go up the first Wednesday of each month. Read more posts and/or join in here.

An agent has offered to represent my latest novel, which is a big step in my writing career, but my insecurities are far from over. Now I worry whether any publishers will want my manuscript. And I worry about getting the next one written in a timely fashion. I’m not a fast writer, and I have a stack of projects. Prioritizing will be key.

Question of the Month: Win or not, do you usually finish your NaNo project? Have any of them gone on to be published?

It’s been a while since I’ve participated in NaNoWriMo (though I’m considering trying to finish Changers 2 by NaNoing it). Of the ones currently listed on the NaNo site, I finished and published all of them. But I’ve done NaNo for a lot longer than the current site shows because I think I made a new account at some point. I’m pretty sure some of my earlier years I either didn’t finish or didn’t publish what I wrote. As I recall, one year I just wrote a lot of fan fiction.

BTW, if you want to be my NaNo friend, I’m mpepper.

Oh! AND . . . You can now preorder the anthology I contributed to. Release date is 11/7.

10 thoughts on “IWSG: NaNoWriMo

  1. Congrats on getting an agent for your project! From your book covers, it looks like you dabble in several genres. Is there a common thread in your books? I’m curious, because I’ve written in three genres (women’s fiction, mystery, romance) and am not yet sure which will be my main direction.

    1. I tend to write difficult relationships, relationships with major obstacles, and yet a sense of meant-to-be/destiny. I know I’d do better in terms of sales if I’d just pick a genre and stick to it, but I can’t stand to feel hemmed in that way. I read widely and so I write what I like to read—which is a lot of different things.

  2. You’ve got your agent fighting for you. That’s one step closer. I was considering making a new account on the NaNo site too. My super old online name is attached to it, and it doesn’t make any sense with who I am now.

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