Is anyone else around here doing NaNoWriMo this year? I’m all signed up — if you want to be NaNo buddies, I’m here on the NaNo site.

I’ve done NaNo a few times, only won once so far. The years I didn’t participate, I was already working on a novel when November rolled around, and I was pretty sure I didn’t have 50K words left. I didn’t want to stop to start a new one for fear I’d lose my momentum on the old one. If I’m basically free, though, I’ll jump into the NaNo pool, mainly because it’s fun, but also because I’ve found that even in the years I don’t win — and I’ve had some pretty spectacular crash-and-burn experiences — I learn something about myself and my writing. That’s always valuable.

Anyone else in?


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Angela Benedetti lives in Seattle with her husband and a few thousand books. She loves romance for the happy endings, for the affirmation that everyone who's willing to fight for love deserves to get it and be happy with someone. She's best known for her Sentinel series of novels, the most recent of which is Captive Magic.