I don’t know how many of you like to write.
I love to write, but not necessarily for blogs. I have notebooks of ideas and stories and poems and half baked scripts that never seem to really go anywhere except into the dark abyss that is the bookshelf.
November is national writing month. And in honor of this there is a website called NaNoWriMo.org. Designed to promote creativity, this site has inspired many people to write who were too afraid to try before. The goal is to get a 50,000 word novel completed before midnight of the last day of the month.
As stressful as the process is taking on this challenge, I can’t tell you how good it feels when you cross that 50,000 word count finish line. There are also get-togethers with fellow writers in various places depending on where you live. I thought about going to the kick off on Halloween night this year, but we were having such a great quiet night in that I opted for a little bit of comfort. Now, I am already behind. hahahahaha!
Beginning tomorrow, I have to write a minimum of 1,725 words a day in order to reach the goal. I think I can do it, but I need to take some time to plot out my story. I know the premise of it and when I close my eyes, I can see it as a movie. Now I just have to get all the details and put them on the page. It is definitely a fiction piece. I’ve seen people say on a number of occasions “He was such a nice person, I’d never dreamed he could do something like that…” So I am taking that single statement and creating a story!!
So if you are up for it, sign up at the link above and if you start writing tomorrow, you only need to write 1,725 words a day! I think this year, I will write my second novel! I am so excited. Now, I should probably get to sleep. And the procrastination has already begun! hahahahaha…
Would you consider taking the challenge? If you do write, what’s your book gonna be about?