NaNo, NaNo

It sounds like Mork and myself a little there.

Last year, I heard about NaNoWriMo from my very good friend, Sara. I met her on Christian Writer's Forum and loved her writing and reviews. She is also a very active member of FaithWriters and has a least two blogs. She writes continually and is one of the few that writes something new for Friday Fiction instead of posting an old story. Anway...she loves NaNo, and even though she's in college this year, she's still going to attempt it.

NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month. The challenge is to write a novel, or 50,000 words, in the month of November. There is a website NaNoWriMo that tracks your word count, gives you advice and encouragement, and connects you with thousands of other NaNo-ites, all over the world. Everyone who accomplishes their goal is a winner and can proudly post a button on their website to say so.

I've been wanting to start the sequel to "A Home for Phoebe", but I've been putting it off because it was hard to think ahead when the first one isn't moving forward very quickly in the publishing world. So, NaNo is just the thing to put all those thoughts on 'paper'.

Everyone who's done it before says to just write without editing or deleting anything. I can go back later and fix it. While I'm writing, I just need to keep pushing forward to reach my goal. It's going to be so hard to ignore that English teacher in my head yelling at me saying, "That's not how you spell that!", "Is that an adjective or an adverb?", "What tense is that verb supposed to be?"

I may be going crazy around Thanksgiving Day, but I want to do this. I want to see if I have what it takes to write a novel in a month.


Anonymous said...

You CAN do this! I'll be cheering you on! *wheere
are my pom poms?* Sunny

Laury said...

I'll be one of your cheerleaders, Vonnie! Rah Rah Rah! Goooo Vonnie!

Dee Yoder said...

Yeah!! We can do it together, Vonnie. Won't the END of November be fun?


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