My dear readers. Oh do I apologize for the lateness of this post. Things are so crazy, but they are wonderful and crazy.
Nevertheless, its November. Yay!
Why am I so happy about November? Well that is because the National Novel Writing Month has begun. Woo Hoo!
During this month writers take to their laptops and notebooks to write 50K words in 30 days, which estimates to about 1,700 words per day. This practice is to help release the anxiety of writing a novel by cranking out most of it in a one month.
Now, you don’t HAVE TO make 50K words but it’s fun to try to get there. Also, folks from all over are doing it. I mean, it’s less scary when the world is trying to carry out the same goal at the same time, right?
For the past five years, I have intended to take part in NaNoWriMo. Seriously. I get myself hyped and am ready to go and then anxiety sets in. Or I totally get sidetracked by life and forget until the month is already half way gone.
Well, not this year.
This year, I was ready for the challenge of putting together a novel. I even decided to work on an oldie but goodie.
Does anyone remember the Langley Heights Chronicles? A couple of years ago, I began to write entries for the novel on this very site. After some months, life got in the way and I couldn’t come up with where to go with the story.
Guess what? The Langley Heights Chronicles has a completely new twist and I am going strong with it. So far, I have only logged a few words shy of 4,000 in Word. This is only day 5 and I know that it is not nearly close to the estimated 8,500 words; however, I have more written than typed.
I am proud of myself. I set my mind on participating and I am doing it. And I’m not late on the draw this year either.
If you have that novel whirling around in your head but you are a bit nervous about writing it, join in the NaNoWriMo. It’s not too late. Like I said, it’s only 5 days in. There is more than enough time for you to just jump on it….unless you’re a chicken. Smh. Well, I hope you’re not.
Anyway, so for 25 more days I will be continuing to work on The Langley Heights Chronicles. I will also be popping in and asking you guys’ opinion on characters, plot and setting…if you don’t mind.
Happy November everyone.