I’m getting set up to participate in Write Non-Fiction In November (also known as WNFIN or NaNonFiWriMo), the non-fiction version of National Novel Writing Month (AKA NaNoWriMo or simply NaNo). It starts tomorrow.
In addition to writing a whole book in November, I’m signing up with new clients and working on a bunch of other stuff.
What this means is y’all won’t see me much on Facebook in November. I’m going to do the airplane mode on my phone when I’m writing and I will limit my time on all social media, as well as time spent watching tv.
The last time I did this (in 2015), my wife Barbara Gatewood encouraged me to do it. I met the challenge and finished the first draft of American Notary Basics. Editing that first draft was among my top three choices of possible projects this time — both to get it done and available for publishing and to honor the memory of Barbara (who passed away in 2016).
However, after due consideration, I’ve decided to write a new book, instead. This one has been bugging me to be written for the past year. And I’m going to write it by hand in the notebook that I’ve been keeping since the idea first stole up and grabbed me. That will allow me to write without being chained to my desk — and I can edit it when I type it up later.
And whichever book is published first will be dedicated to Barbara’s memory.