Hey, guys and gals,
I wanted to talk to you about going from a small mediocre idea to publishing the completed manuscript. In the wee hours of December 1st, 2017, I finished the final draft of my debut novel. By the end of it, I was exhausted. Not because I had spent the entire month of November pounding away at the keyboard, but because the original idea began four years earlier.
In 2011, a neighbor from my time in California first introduced me to the writing competition, NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) where a bunch of writers all over the world would spend the month of November completing a solo 50K word novel. I shelved the book that year, and in 2013, after I moved to Virgina, I attempted the competition again.
My debut novel is currently in between titles and awaiting the editing process.