Thursday, November 4, 2010

It seemed like a good idea...

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.


  1. yay yay yay! That is huge!! I can't wait to read what comes out of that brain of yours!!! I am so proud of you! I will be there for the editorial stuff, the honest feedback, the soft place to land, and support... Just remember to sleep and take care of yourself too :) Coffee and showers only go so far! love you

  2. Yay, you! I think it is awesome that you are taking that challenge. I just don't have the energy for it right now. I look forward to reading your book when it hits Barnes & Noble, though! :)

    BTW, thanks for leaving such a funny comment on my toilet paper post over at Scary Mommy's place today! I honestly cracked up laughing at the carpet-as-toilet-paper part. Ha & ewwwww!!

    I am your newest follower!

  3. thanks Kelley - I love your stuff - I have no idea how this whole "novel" thing is going to roll out - I don't have high hopes but...that's why my husband calls me a Professional Pessimist:)

  4. oh *clapping* for such an exciting "thing" that you're doing! i'm proud of and impressed by you! good for you!! (how's that for enough cheerleading?! pass the coffee and GOOD LUCK!!)

  5. Thanks MM!! Your support means so much to me!!! I added a few thousand words today while home from work with sinus infection - YAY for illness that allows me to be more productive!

  6. love the words, hate the illness? lol keep at it mama! :)