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

insecure2bwriters2bsupport2bgroup2bbadgeThis question comes, once again, courtesy of the Insecure Writers’ Support Group.

I’ve only done NaNo twice — once in November 2016, and earlier this year in the April “Camp NaNoWriMo” edition.

On neither occasion did I finish my project.  I used the time to motivate/focus on finishing the first draft of Bayou Fire … and didn’t accomplish that goal until December 29, 2016.  The book was published on May 1 of this year.

In April, I worked on some of the short stories that will make up whatever I’m really going to call Bayou NonStandard Time (it’s a working title … sometimes the real ones take a while to show up).  No joy there, either; I knocked out about 10K words.

I signed up this month, and I’ll be using the time to both write and build BNST.  It will at least give me an idea of whether the project is viable.


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