It’s short for Individual Novel Writing in March.

I’ve been poking and prodding at the SF novel for the past month or so, trying to find the plot, the voice, the characters…pretty much everything. It’s one of the more frustrating parts of the process for me, because there’s way too much uncertainty for my comfort level. But I think I finally have a bit of a handle on this book.

So the plan is to write the first draft, or at least 50K words of the first draft, by the end of March. I’m announcing this in the blog because it will help keep me motivated and accountable.

Making this proclamation on a day when I have to shovel snow, take one kid to a doctor appointment, then take same kid to a two-hour thing in the evening might not have been the best idea, and I’m guessing today’s output will be rather disappointing. But I wrote a 1775-word prologue yesterday, so I’m using that to cover today’s gap.

ETA: Also, apparently today is March 2. I had it in my brain that today was the 1st. This doesn’t bode well for my organizational abilities…

Word Count Meter

Prioritizing the draft means I may slow down a little on blog posts, or fall (further) behind on emails, but hopefully I’ll be able to find a new equilibrium.

Wish me luck!