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Monday, October 25, 2010
taking the leap
I must have bad influences because I signed up for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month.) I have never written anything longer than a term paper! What in the H was I thinking?
To be truthful, I have been writing novels in my head for quite some time. When I was a wee lass I used to write my autobiography in my head- in the style of Mommy Dearest- I thought I had it really rough I was a tad dramatic. But as I got older I started writing different (fictional) stories (still in my head of course.) A few times I started outlining my ideas and story plots. I even wrote a few lines one night, I got no where.
So for me- this is a way to get the novel writing out of my head. If I enjoy it- so be it. I'll sign up again next year. If I hate it, then I can put that idea away and move on to better things.
At first I was going to keep it on the down low- figuring if I didn't follow through no one would notice. But I got excited and told people. I grabbed one of those story plots I wrote down a while back- and started my outline. I really don't know what I am doing- but who cares? No one has to read what I write- and I probably won't care for anyone to read it. 50,000 words? Sure, I can do it, right? 1,667 words a day... yeah... I can. *gulp