It seems like I'm not doing this challenge. But I joined NaNoWriMo as a rogue - not writing a new novel, but editing a completed draft and submitting queries for a finished manuscript. And being "part" of NaNo has encouraged me to spend several hours daily doing both those things. I just don't know how to translate those hours of work into a word count. Next year I'll plan ahead and come prepared to draft a novel - but for me, this years effort is looking like success, word count or not. And I'm pleased to be able to cheer on all those whose word count is soaring as you madly write your drafts! Go guys, Go!
I teach professional ethics at Conestoga College in Kitchener, Ontario. I have written two college textbooks on ethics, published by Pearson/Prentice-Hall: The Right Choice: Making Ethical Decisions on the Job and Ethics In Action: Making Ethical Choices in Your Daily Life. I have had several short stories published in literary magazines in Canada, and won two awards for my short fiction. I have attended numerous writing workshops, including workshops by award-winning writer Robert J. Sawyer and NYT bestselling author Cecil Murphy.
I am currently editing an historical fiction novel and writing a YA novel, and can't decide which to do for this challenge. I don't expect to finish, but look forward to getting a lot more done that I would without this kick-in-the-pants! .
- Waterloo, Ontario
- Writing, reading, travel, quilting, volunteering
- Favorite noveling music:
- Absolute Silence
- Author and college teacher
- Favorite books or authors:
- Too many to list