NaNoWriMo 2013 Kickoff

by | Nov 1, 2013 | Prose and Cons | 2 comments

Keep Calm and Write 1667

50,000 / 30 = 1667 (writer math)

Well, it’s that time of year again: National Novel Writing Month, affectionately known at NaNoWriMo. It’s a time for writers and would-be writers to put 50k words of a novel down on paper between November 1 and November 30.

This year (like last year), I’m in the middle of a novel as November approaches. Last year I surpassed 60k words and both finished Aethersmith and started in on Sourcethief.

I’ll be attempting to keep up with normal blog updates, and I’ll make a point of including an updated word count along with those. I’ll probably be really spiky with my writing. November will mark the release of Sourcethief, the final book in the Twinborn Trilogy. I’ll be doing some promotional work to go along with that, as well as silly, obsessive things like watching the early sales and reviews (I admit, I do both regularly). I still hope to keep to the 1667 pace, even if it comes in in 0.5-5k spurts.

My WIP is called The Mad Tinker’s Daughter, which is the first novel in my upcoming Mad Tinker Series. There’s no release date yet, but it should be out early 2014 (which is a shockingly short time away). It will be taking place roughly 6 years after the end of Sourcethief, and introducing a new (but not entirely new) cast of characters and another world.

To the rest of you about to embark on NaNoWriMo, best of luck!


  1. Florian W.

    You’re participating – nice! Good luck and have fun.

    Though I assume you’d write enough anyway?

    Some day I’ll be in, too. 🙂

    • J.S. Morin

      I’d be writing anyway, sure. This way though, I can get people to give me more time free from other things that pop up. I’m planning on finishing the first book of my next series this month (well before the end, I think). I’d hoped to have the manuscript done last month, but I had a bunch of side projects come up.


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