As I write this, people around the world are preparing to embark on a literary journey, many for the first time. Like me, they have hopes of writing a novel in November as part of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month, although it's definitely international now). The challenge of being a "WriMo" is to craft at least 50,000 words in a new novel during November. Not starting ten minutes before, not finishing half an hour past... but writing at least 50,000 words in November. Thirty days, at around 1700 words a day. Easy? For some, maybe. For many, it's a challenge to fit that amount of writing in amongst daily non-writing demands.
In this blog post, I will share some information about the path I have taken multiple times, a path that will take you from being a NaNoWriMo novelist to having your book for sale on Amazon (and other retailers) for people around the world to read and enjoy. But don't get me wrong. I'm not going to tell you how to win awards, or become rich and famous, or write something that will endure for centuries. Those are paths I have not walked (yet) with my books, so what value would there be in my advice on those matters? None, to be sure. But as for the mechanics of it all... completing the book and seeing it available for sale to friends, family, and complete strangers? That I have done, and that I can walk you through. While this blog post won't hit every detail, it will give you an idea of what lies ahead. Interested? Read on!