National Novel Writing Month or NanoWriMo for short is fast approaching. Every November writers of all stripes make a mad dash to write 50,000 words of a rough draft in a month. Some write more. I’ve participated off and on since 2006. I’ve won twice. Nothing publishable came out of either one. I’ve pantsed both years, meaning I was writing without a plan. This year, I have my characters, setting (sort of), and plot planned out. I’m currently working on a skeleton outline for my novel so that I have some idea where I’m going. It’s about a girl who is trying to escape a cult of a chaos god, but those in the cult and the god himself won’t let her go so easily. The working title is Song of Chaos. I’m hoping and praying that this is the novel that will eventually lead me to publication one day. I hope I actually finish writing the rough draft this time, even if it takes more than November to do it. I have an extra challenge this year because I have less days to work with. I’ll be going on a spiritual retreat for a few days next month, plus there’s Thanksgiving. I just need to write a few hundred more words minimum than the average 1,667 daily words. I need to write 2,000 words minimum daily to reach 50k by the end of November. I can write more, but we’ll just see how November goes. I’ll be happy with the minimum 50k by the end of the month. Wish me luck!