If you’re a writer, and I know some of you are, you’ve probably heard of “NaNoWriMo,”* the annual event that encourages you to make November the month you write your novel–or at least 50,000 words of it. Have you ever done it? I have, twice. This is how it went:
1. Determine I will do it. This time.
2. Sign up.
3. Write about 1,000 words per day in current WIP (work in progress). For, like, two days.
4. Evening out.
5. Sick kid.
6. Intense FB debate about…something.
7. Veteran’s Day
8. Who am I kidding?
And that’s it for another year. Do you know what Amy Thomas** did for NaNoWriMo 2011?
1. Wrote a book.
This alone is a praiseworthy achievement. But then, she…
2. Published it.
The Detective and the Woman is that book.
Now, I can hear what some of you are saying. “Holmes and Irene
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