Each year, I join tens of thousands of writers from all over the world for a month-long writing binge with the objective of writing 50,000 words in 30 days [or more]. I met Paul during just such an event seven years ago in 2013 when I wrote the first draft of A Small Company of Pilgrims, my first naturist novel. Over the years since then, my naturist novels have found their beginnings as NaNoWriMo projects. Of course, other book drafts were written as well. Four naturist novels and three other books since that first effort.
Yesterday was the first day of NaNoWriMo2020. Usually I start off with a quick 3000 words, almost doubling what is required. Yesterday, I stopped at 4800 words. This year’s book is not naturist fiction, it’s a story for my grandchildren, geared for students who are middle years readers. The thing about this is that neither of the three of us write only naturist fiction. There is no requirement to do so. However that said, I do tend to write without the need for clothing, a fact that my wife accepts as normal work wear for a writer.
Humour aside, I am noticing that many in the Naturist Fiction author group are busy with writing, producing more than normal. I know that this has been the case for me for the past month when I published two different genre of novellas. Both have basically told me that I will be even busier with their sequels once this current project is done. Three other works-in-progress are works of Naturist Fiction. Without a doubt, this has become the dominant genre for my efforts.
Now, if only we could get more people reading our works of Naturist Fiction. We need you, our readers, to spread the word about our stories and the quality of our literary efforts. Your words will be more valuable than all of our Tweets, Facebook posts, or author blog posts combined. Spread the word. With more readers, normalising naturism will inch closer to becoming a reality.
And no, I won’t be making any Election USA comments or forecasts.