Is there any reason to suppose I can pull this off? Not really. I've done high word count months before, but I've also fallen on my face, and this year I've got a full time job.
Perfect time to up the stakes, says I.
What happens if I lose? I hang my head in writerly shame. And if I win? I get a nice little certificate. I've got a few of them laying around, and I'm rather proud of them.
The one thing I won't promise to do is to work equally on both books. Whichever is working for me better on a given day, that's the one I'll be writing on. Will I be able to keep them isolated in my head? Will the voices stay true to each other? Will Lonni ever be able to live in the rapture of true love? I have no idea. I think I'll be okay, though. I've done multiple projects before. And if it starts to not work, I'll just work on one book.
Hopefully that'll be my 'main squeeze'--the book I've got listed as my novel on my Nanowrimo profile.
If you too would like to try to write 50,000 words in a month (a pretty short novel) you're very welcome to join me. I'm kzmiller. Let's buddy up and do this. Why? Well I know why I do it. 'Cause I'm a writer.
You're probably crazy to want to. Me--it's a perfectly reasonable thing to do.
It's what I do.