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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

NaNoWriMo Sucked Me In

It's November 1st--that means the beginning of NaNoWriMo.  Last year I took the plunge for the second year in a row and actually finished my "novel".  This "novel" that I haven't looked at since I hit 'save' last November.  

I wasn't going to participate this year, since I will be starting almost a week late, but the annoying tug of my inner voice is making me cave.  I will be participating in NaNoWriMo this year, after all!  It just means I will be frantically typing like a fiend when I get back from my half marathon next week.  I plan on pondering my story while I'm wandering around Savannah, camera in hand.  I'm hoping to capture some images that will fire up that old imagination and plant an idea in my head.  I'd better take a journal along so I can jot down ideas.  

Are you going to write a 50,000 word novel this month?  You can do it!  It's like vomiting up your brain onto the computer.  It's a stress-bringer and a stress-reliever all at the same time.  It's fun.  It's a great way to wake up your brain, fire up your imagination, and prove to yourself that you do have a creative bone in your body!  Just do it, already!  Go to NaNoWriMo to sign up and get started.  


  1. You are a temptress! I'm going to pass this year, but give you permission to hound me into doing it NEXT year :-D

  2. Stephanie, I can't wait to hear your progress. C-Joy, I will hold you to it! But don't worry--I haven't started yet and have no story in my head. Hoping I will be inspired soon!

  3. I wouldn't have a clue where to even start, but I'm glad that you decided to do it! (I'm secretly hoping that one day we'll get to read one of these novels that you crank out for NaNoWriMo and be able to say "I knew her "when"!)

    I so hope you'll share those pics from Savannah when you get back. It's one of the places on my list to visit when Mr B retires. Are you going to do one of the ghost tours? After all, you did just star in a horror movie! LOL!


  4. "It's like vomiting up your brain onto the computer."

    That's like an everyday thing, I swear. lol

    You can do this! I know you can! You are like Wonder Woman!

    I'm not sure about it for myself, but it is intriguing.

  5. Frisky, trust me--I am no Superwoman. I haven't started my writing yet and won't til next week, so it will be a challenge to meet the deadline. But it is fun and great way to exercise the brain.

    And I will be sharing picts from Savannah, too. Camera ready, bring on the ghosts.

  6. Thiking about you...hope Savannah was GREAT!


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