NaNoWriMo 2014

So, I am doing NaNoWriMo 2014!

For those that haven’t come across it yet, National Novel Writing Month is a challenge to write 50,000 words during the month of November. The traditional format is that it has to be a new novel (aka. not something in-progress), not part of a series, and has to be over 50,000 words.

Of course, I’m ignoring most of that. I don’t think I could write that much, so my challenge is 30,000 words. However, it is a new novel – but it’s also the next book in the series. So yeah…I’m unorthadox. However, NaNoWriMo makes me write, which is the important thing; it gives me inspiration and motivation, and a creative group of people around me. It’s stupid hard but also amazing.

I’m going to be writing the seventh book in the Green Sky series, currently titled Heights and Horizons. The blurb is:

When a map-maker from Huish decides to try to map the world, her passion sweeps up an eclectic mix of people in its coils and takes them all over the worlds, from the highest cloud-top and furthest lonely ocean to deep under the earth…

I did a bit of planning (see here for some details) and I’ve done a little more; I know a few of the existing characters that I want to bring in (Obak and Ilde for two, along with Catter I hope!) I’m also going to kill someone (debating between two people at the moment), and I want to see what happens in Desert Sands that I want to transfer into Heights & Horizons. But I’m essentially going to do what I usually do with my best writing: wing it and let the characters play!

Author: kate

Kate Coe is an editor, book reviewer and writer of fiction & fantasy. She writes the sparkpunk GreenSky series and blogs at When she's not working, she fills her spare time in between writing with web design, gaming, geeky cross-stitch and DIY (which may or may not involve destroying things). She also reads far fewer books that she would like to, but possibly more than she really has time for.