NaNoWriMo final

For the month of November I’ve been absent from the blog… First, apologies to everyone who was expecting my posts.

Shortly before November 1 (maybe Oct 25? Oct 27?) I learned about National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo and decided to go for it. I wasn’t quite sure why or how or what I was going to write, but I knew that something about it was right for me, right now.

Enter the month of November, a month where I just also happened to be: the maid of honor in one of my best friend’s weddings; moving from my condo into a townhouse; finishing up an 8 week course; and working with my clients as well as traveling out of state (a 9 hour drive!) for Thanksgiving. What was I thinking?

I knew that the month would fly, and fly it did.

The beginning to my (first-draft) novel reads: Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo

So yesterday, in procrastination, here’s a list of what I accomplished:

1) Changed cat litter box
2) Cleaned bedroom
3) Organized bookshelf
4) Cleaned bathroom (everything in it!)
5) Vacuumed floor
6) Changed bedsheets
7) Washed & dried blankets for my bed
8) Ran dishwasher
9) Organized my incense
10) Went and bought cupcakes for my client

Does it sound like I was procrastinating?

My room hasn’t been this clean in ages, and as I sat, after 4 hours of putzing, all I had was my empty screen–and Bean, the software I’m using to write for NaNoWriMo actually covers your entire computer screen, so it’s one big blank screen, just like an actual sheet of paper.

The funny thing that I’m learning about writing a novel, is that it isn’t what I ever imagined it would be. I’m not creating the characters. They pop up without my knowing that they’re coming. Anyways, apologies for the month of November– my posts will still be daily, but they may be at odd hours and of shorter lengths. I have 30 days to write 50,000 words, and all I got now is 695.

If you want to take a gander at my ROUGH ROUGH writing and enter into the story a bit, mosey over to my brother’s tumblr (ask me and I’ll give you the link): he’ll be posting excerpts throughout the month. I linked you to the first one!