The First Day of NaNoWriMo

“Writing is an exploration.
You start from nothing and learn as you go.”
~E. L. Doctorow

Today marks the first day of NaNoWriMo, and I couldn’t be more excited. I have a rough skeleton of a story in mind and I am heading down one road. If it dead ends I’ll change lanes and try to continue down an alternate path. I’m at point A and I have several point B’s in mind. The middle part is what I’m not sure about but in a way it’s very exciting. Who knows where these characters will take me, who knows what will happen to them. It actually helps not having every little detail planned out because then the story is flexible and can withstand mass amounts of pressure, pounding and uncertainty. My story is rubber.

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National Novel Writing Month

Thanks to Stephen King and his On Writing book, I have found myself a midst the bright idea of writing a novel in a month’s time.

I am going to attempt (succeed) at writing 50,000 words during the month of November for National Novel Writing Month. After writing pages of notes and I’ve tried starting many times but come Saturday November 1st, I will force myself to commit words to the page and move forward without concern or judgement.

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