November is upon us and everyone in the writing world know what that means: NANOWRIMO!
What does that mean? It is Nation Novel Writing Month. It is a little special event held each novel to help inspire writers to get out a write. Sometimes writers need a goal and a connection to other writers in order to push through their walls that keep them from writing. Others write all year long and just like to have this month to SPEED write.
The goal of NaNoWriMo is the write a novel or about 50,000 words during the month of November. Seems easy to some and hard for others.
I participated back in 2013 and wrote my book, Dark Waters Ahead, and I completed my novel in under a month. I will post that on this website at a later date. It actually is my favorite story to date.
Last year, I attempted with the story The Runaway. I failed at completing the goal and that story. It is currently on hold waiting for inspiration. It is a good concept, I just lost steam because again it was a genre that I was not used to writing. Its hard to go out of the comfort zone of writing and try something new. The Runaway was a fictional story inspired by Joan Jett. A small town girl runs away to Los Angeles in the late 70s in order to become a rock star.
I know love and romance. So you can see why I failed.
November is upon us. Now, I have two missions. 1) Finish Thorns of Yesterday. I need to finish this story in 7 days so I can have a fresh start and new story to begin November 1st. and 2) Come up with an idea for NaNo2020.
- Thorns of Yesterday is close to being complete. I just need to have the big finale and close up all the loose ends. Bad part of this is that I have no clue on how to end this or what the big finale is. This is the sad part of writing with no outlines and flying by the seat of your pants.
- Now on to NaNo2020. I have story that has been on the back burner for while. Actually 2 stories. RAVENS. It is about a team of girl super heroes trying to save the world. This is my attempt at creating a series. If I can develop the characters well enough, they can go on lots of adventures. Or idea number 2. Deep End of The Pool. This is a story that has been started but not nearly anywhere near being done. So, easy to write 50,000 words. This is a horror or suspense. Its about a swimming pool that is haunted and anyone that goes in it, dies except for those pure of heart. Okay, I know… dorky.
Ultimately, I think I am going to participate this year. I have a lot of free time in the evenings IF I don’t do anything else. I have a week to finish what I am working on and to decide my plans for NaNo2020. Wish me luck.