All the way back in 2010, I first took part in the challenge that is known as NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). The outcome was, as you might know, Wiener Blut. It is now available as Podcast, eBook and in Paperback. In 2011, I had only just started a new job with too many working hours a week to take part in NaNoWriMo again. To be honest I was very tempted, but it just wasn’t possible. At the same time I knew, I wouldn’t be able to resist in 2012.
Now I’m in the comfortable position where I don’t work all waking hours, there was only the question of what to write. There was always the option of writing Wiener Blut 2, for which I already had an idea and a tentative title short after I had finished the book. But there was something else I wanted to write. After finishing law school, I signed up for the doctorate. I have done most of the research, so all there was left was a question of sitting down and writing it.
I am aware that NaNoWriMo only includes works of fiction, but I decided that this time I will use the hype and the challenge to my advantage. I want to write 50 000 words, but I will break a few rules along the way. It’s not as bad since you can’t actually WIN more than a badge for your website. I might have to write a few short stories as well since I doubt I can achieve that amount of words with just non-fiction.
For anyone who always wanted to write a book, I can warmly suggest NaNoWriMo, if nothing else to just get into it and do it. There will be a word count widget on this page etc, and you can befriend me on the NaNo page to follow my progress. I am quite curious how it’ll go and if nothing else, next year I’ll try to obey all the rules again…