Today, begins NaNoWriMo, which is short for National Novel Writing Month. Thousands of writers from all over the world commit themselves to completing a 50,000-word novel by the end of the month. That's about 1,666 words a day. That is not easy!
Last year, I signed up to give a try. My enthusiasm lasted one day, which, for last year, was pretty good as I was feeling quite burnt out. I just didn't know it then.
Once upon a time I wanted to write a Great American novel. Do I still? Dunno. I do have my unfinished novel, The Mystery of Sweet Fat's Ballroom, on my computer. The story takes place in both the present and in the mid-1930s. Lately, I think I should rewrite it. Keep the story in the 1930s, with flashbacks, if any, going back to the early 1900s. Okay, writing that got me excited. I might just go immerse myself in the past to get the imagination juices rolling. But, I know, for sure, I won't be writing 1,666 words today.
So what got me thinking about NaNoWriMo. Blogging friend Widdershin is taking part and what inspired her was creating a book cover on PULP-O-MIZER. She was not kidding, it is fun making a book cover. That up there is mine. Try it yourself. Here's the link.
Sometimes one has to just dive in and start. I say or write it easily enough but I still have to follow it. I am more of dipping my toes slightly in and taking them out and doing this back and forth for a half hour before I go in.ReplyDelete
That's true. I shouldn't be scared about diving in.Delete
If that is your passion, go for it. You can DO it.ReplyDelete
Passion is the key word. I shouldn't think so hard about it.Delete
Susieee Mac ... that is BRILLIANT!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
. . . the wordcount is daunting ... maybe just commit to writing every day ... like you did with that wonderful every-day-for-a-month blog post thingy
P.S. The woman's eyes are awesome :)
I've begun channeling Sweet Fat's Ballroom. We'll see how it goes.Delete