Sorry, missed yesterday’s SFR Brigade Presents post, because I was at my sister’s working on the cover for Reckless Recon. We’re making progress, but it’s not quite ready to show off yet. Hopefully in the next week or two!

Today though, I’m thinking about NaNoWriMo. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s a competition where thousands of novel writers get together online, and challenge each other to write a 50,000 word novel entirely in the month of November. The only criteria to win is to finish 50,000 words! They don’t have to be good words, they just have to be written down.

I’ve been doing it since 2006, and I can owe most of my novels (finished or otherwise), to NaNo starts. Without it, I wouldn’t have any idea that I could actually write 1667 words a day, or more! I would never have realised I could actually finish a novel.

This year I’m going to be writing the rough draft of Reckless Recon, the next book in my barren planet romance series, all about Kerit, and what happens to him on the planet of Semala. I have so many ideas for this novel, and I can’t wait to get stuck into it. (OK, so I have actually started a little, which fits into the NaNo Rebels category, which is only a little breaking the rules. Sshhhh.)

Have you ever participated in NaNoWriMo? Have you ever dreamed of starting a novel, but haven’t found the time? Come join us in this crazy month! Feel free to add me as a buddy, and we can cheer each other on!