Well friends, it is that time of year again. Preparations for National Novel Writing Month are officially underway!
Last year was my first year as a NaNo participant, and that was because a writer friend of mine talked me into signing up. I’m so glad she did. I used to be of the mindset that if you needed a special month to get you to write a book, then maybe you shouldn’t be writing. But that’s not what NaNoWriMo is about at all. It’s an opportunity to try something that you might not have tried otherwise. For example, I never would have written Boy Band had it not been for NaNoWriMo. It just wasn’t something on my radar. Then I signed up, watched a music video, and there it was. The rest is history.
Since the sequel to Boy Band will be on December 8, that isn’t the book I’ll be working on this year. I don’t actually have a title yet, so it’s temporarily titled Nostalgia. It sounds really deep and dramatic, doesn’t it? The funny thing is it’s really not. If anything, it’s only slightly less girlish and fluffy than Boy Band. It will not be a YA book, however. It’s more aimed toward the New Adult audience. That’s not to say that YA fans can’t read it. But just as I wrote Boy Band specifically for the girls who love boy bands, I’m writing Nostalgia specifically for my generation. For the girls who grew up in the 1990s. And that’s all I’m going to say.
If you plan to participate in NaNoWriMo this year, I’d love it if you added me as a buddy. See you on the other side!