National Novel Writing Month #NANOWRIMO

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I have always fantasized about being a writer.

As a teen, I poured over journals – I lugged them around with me everywhere. I wrote on the bus, I wrote during my lunch break at school, I wrote late at night, with a sliver of light shining in my room from the street light.

I somehow fell away from writing as I became an adult; the responsibilities of marriage, motherhood and a career leave little room for imagination.

As I slowly began finding my way back to writing last year, I stumbled upon an exercise in creativity and perseverance – and imagination. NANOWRIMO.

What is NANOWRIMO? It is National Novel Writing Month. November 1 through 30, participants write a 50,000 word novel. Yes, you read that correctly. The goal is to write an entire novel in 30 days.

I’ll be checking in periodically – or you can follow that NANOWRIMO badge on my right side bar to my NANOWRIMO page and follow along! If you are participating, please add me as a buddy!

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  1. says

    I usually do NaNoWriMo, but didn’t do it this year. Well, I’m sort of doing it; I started a novel for NaNo two years ago, won with it, but didn’t finish the actual story. I’ve been writing it on and off since, but it always gets tossed to the backburner, and my poor main character occasionally “nudges” me and “asks” me what the hell is going to happen to her. I decided to finish it this month or else, so even though I’m making an effort to write for it every day, I’m not validating it at the end. It’s also a huge mess. I learned a valuable lesson: Never, ever neglect a novel for more than a month, because it will turn into a monster. Editing is going to make my brain go boom.

    Anyway. My username there is elizabethbarone, so I’ll add you! Next year I’ll be starting a new novel.

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