NaNoWriMo 2017: Fantasy for Fun & Profit

by Lillian Csernica on October 20, 2017


That’s right. I’ve gone and done it. I have officially signed up for NaNoWriMo 2017.

I’m in the editing stage of The Flower Maiden Saga, so this year I’m going back to basics and writing a good old-fashioned sword & sorcery novel. When I first started to read fantasy, I gravitated to C.L. Moore’s Jirel of Joiry, Fritz Lieber’s Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser, and of course Conan the Barbarian. Red Nails remains one of the most chilling and thrilling stories of its kind.


Now the tricky part will be getting my daily 1667 words written while I’m doing all of this November stuff as well:


A road trip up to EuCon in Eugene, Oregon. John will be teaching drawing classes in the Art Bus, which is sponsored by Imagination International Incorporated, the folks who make Copic markers.


Making Thanksgiving happen.


Celebrating John’s birthday.

And the usual daily chaos that keeps me on my toes.

All this and write 50,000 words? 200 pages? No problem!

Stay tuned, folks. Let’s see if I can make it to the end of November before my head explodes!





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6 responses to “NaNoWriMo 2017: Fantasy for Fun & Profit

  1. Your job is making OTHER people’s heads explode!

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  2. So happy to know you’re taking part too. I planned to do a great prepping work in October. Turned out I needed to work 10 hours a day this past three week because we ended up understaffed. Result: my October prep equals ZERO!
    Oh, well. I suppose I’ll do what I used to in the first years of taking part 😉

    How awesome that you decided to go back to classic fantasy. I haven’t written that kind of stuff for many years, but I always enjoy reading it 🙂

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    • Real life just gangs up on us sometimes. I’m going into this with a chapter by chapter outline, so that’s an advantage. I need to go over it to see if I can spot any serious holes in the story or character arcs.


  3. Good luck! I always wonder why they chose November for a writing marathon. I struggled so hard to get my 1667 words with all the festivities going on around me. I am tempted to dive in again this year but…
    So we’ll see.

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