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Oct 23

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Excited…and Scared

NaNoWriMo

 

It’s that time of year again when I get a little excited and also a little scared.  I know there’s a novel inside me, deep down, past the squishy bits.  I’ve tried to find it, and I’ve got a few versions started and stored away but I’ve never finished it…them…whatever.

Every November it is NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and I look forward to it with anticipation and, let’s face it, a little dread each year.  NaNoWriMo challenges you to write a novel in 30 days.  50,000 words (“a lengthy work of fiction”) is their criteria for a novel and it can be of any subject of your choosing, “if you believe you’re writing novel, we believe you’re writing a novel!”  It’s certainly a difficult but doable goal.

2011 was my last attempt and I got to just over 10,000 words in what was going to be my masterpiece!  As is usual with me, my body revolted in the form of making rocks in my innards and I had to go to the hospital to have kidney stones removed.  Listen, being creative with rocks in your innards is harder than it may sound.

So, I declare here and now, written proof, that I will once again attempt my novel.  I may, from time to time, post excerpts from my novel here for your enjoyment and mockery…no one really writes masterpieces in 30 days!!

I challenge you to join with me.  Sign up, add me as your writing buddy and let’s get this done!  Elljaypea is in.  QwendyKay is in (YOU AGREED!  So I lied a little about word count…you agreed!).  Are you in?

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