By the time my next turn arrives here, NaNoWriMo will be in full swing. I am assuming that Paul will once again be joining me in writing another novel of 50+K words in the allotted thirty days of November. I have yet to figure out what my story will be about, or even if it will be a naturist fiction novel. I have just published a mainstream middle grades novel for my grandchildren and I have two other books just about ready to publish.
One is a young adults novel, again for my grandchildren and their parents, and the other is a non-fiction book that tells the story of fifty years of married life. That book is loaded with photos covering the 50 years, with the photos appearing in each chapter. A third book is one that had been written but needs a major overhaul before it becomes ready to be published, a historical novel that uses “family” history spanning almost four hundred years. That was going to be my original NaNoWriMo project, but it felt a bit like cheating.
After reading what I have just written, I realise that it really is time for another naturist novel, perhaps one that is different from my first four such novels. I originally wrote them under my real name and have just recently switched my naturist writings to my pseudonym, Rene Beauchemin:
- The Half-Naked Pilgrim [A Small Company of Pilgrims]
- The Magical Other [It’s Complicated When a Man Meets a Woman]
- Rene Reinvented [Adventures on the Portuguese Camino]
- Deja Vu
All four of these books were NaNoWriMo projects that eventually became published. I have been writing at NaNoWriMo since 2013 which is not quite as long as Paul has entered the “competition,” a competition between a writer and her or his manuscript.
My books of poetry which are decidedly naturist, weren’t NaNoWriMo efforts. As such, I have left them under my real name. As some of you know, the three books of poetry has each poem accompanied by a photo which both illustrates the poem and celebrate being nude, naturally.
- Naked Poetry: By the Sea and On the Prairies
- Naked Poetry 2: At Home and in Nature
- Naked Poetry 3: She, He, We
Until November 1st, I have a lot of things that I am busy with, notably the editing of the works mentioned above, and working with harvesting the remainder of the garden and tilling it when and if the weather permits. Until then, I encourage you to continue to read naturist fiction and poetry, and perhaps to write your own stories.