It turns out there are some aspects about my novel Virtuous Women that makes it a difficult sell for a debut. Not impossible, just difficult. I’m taking a break from querying agents, and will start looking into regional and indy publishers in December. (If you happen to be one of those, please see my Seeking Representation page.)
But that’s December. Tomorrow is the first day of November, which means it’s the first day of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writer’s Month). And, for the first time, I’m participating.
I’ve had several ideas for a second novel, and I’ve written a few pages for each of them. I like them all, but one has stepped up and demanded, “Write me now!” NaNoWriMo seems like a good way to get some momentum going on that.
Since I’ve committed to writing 50,000 new words for my new novel (that works out to about 1,667 words each day), I won’t be posting much on this blog during November. However, I’ll be posting updates about my NaNoWriMo progress on Twitter (@KarenAGoltz) and Facebook. If you look for me on Facebook without the link provided, please be sure you go to my Karen Goltz, Writer page, rather than my personal page. And of course, if you’re doing NaNoWriMo too, please send me a buddy request! My Nano name is–wait for it!–KarenGoltz.
In December, along with looking for a home for Virtuous Women, I’ll also be back to blogging here.
If you’ve been following this blog for a while, thanks for sticking with me through all my identity crises. If you’re new here, I’m sure I’ll have a few more identity crises (fiction writer? theologian? homeschool mom? bookkeeper? political analyst?) you can watch me wrestle with.
Until then, happy writing and reading!