I forgot to mention, I’m doing NaNoWriMo this year. My goal is to get that dang prequel novel done so that we can publish it next year.

For those of you who don’t know what NaNoWrMo is, it’s pretty simple. You have from November 1st to November 30th to write a 50,000 word novel (technically that’s really more of a novella than novel). It’s all about quantity instead of quality, which is fine because it just means there is a lot of editing/re-writing that will need to happen after the first draft is done. Here is the description from NaNoWrMo website:

Valuing enthusiasm and perseverance over painstaking craft, NaNoWriMo is a novel-writing program for everyone who has thought fleetingly about writing a novel but has been scared away by the time and effort involved. Because of the limited writing window, the ONLY thing that matters in NaNoWriMo is output. It’s all about quantity, not quality. The kamikaze approach forces you to lower your expectations, take risks, and write on the fly.

Make no mistake: You will be writing a lot of crap. And that’s a good thing. By forcing yourself to write so intensely, you are giving yourself permission to make mistakes. To forgo the endless tweaking and editing and just create. To build without tearing down.

As for what I’m working on, “Rise of the Bunny” will be set 16 years before the current storyline and will tell the story of how The Easter Bunny managed to take over. It will be told from Taylor’s (Labor Day) point of view and will be completely stand alone.

If you are also participating in NaNoWrMo look me up and we can be writing buddies! My username is: ScottKing.