Because learning Visual Basic Programming, raising three kids and unofficially training for a half-marathon is not challenging enough I have decided to attempt to write a novel in thirty days. As suggested by a fabulous blogger Amber Page Writes I have decided to sign up for NaNoWriMo—otherwise known as National Novel Writing Month.
The general idea is that a writer will compose 50,000 words in 30 days. After 30 days the writing should yield a 175 page novel. That's the general idea.
I started writing at 2AM and I am 3,272 words in. I took a break around 4AM to run my 4 miles, beating my trainer to my wake up text.
I do not know yet if this is an exercise in futility or a final release for all of the creative energy that has been vibrating in my body. An outlet of the "story" in my head that has been dying to be told. I guess that will remain to be seen.
I will be looking for HONEST feedback and editorial assistance. I will be looking for some guidance an support. I will be looking for a soft place to land when this gets really tough.
But for right now I am just looking for a shower and a HUGE cup of coffee because this is going to be a long day.