I’m going to write a novel…

or attempt to at least.

NaNoWriMo LogoHave you heard of Nanowrimo? It’s National Novel Writing Month and it happens every November. It is a challenge to write 50,000 words in 30 days.  I’ve known about it for several years now, but have never actually written a novel.  I’ve wanted to and have meant to. And last year I actually created an account at the start of the month and got so far as to write a synopsis, excerpt, and title for my novel. But that was as far as I got. This year, I’m going to try harder. I still may not reach the 50,000 words. Especially because it means writing 1667 words every day, and I have no idea how to fit that in on Mondays (bowling night) and Tuesdays (class night) without cutting into my sleep hours. And those who know me know that diminishing the hours of sleep I get is a very bad idea.  Not to mention that the semester ends in the beginning of December so the month of November means more time dedicated to schoolwork to complete final class projects.  And nevermind the fact that I will be out of town with family for 5 days just before Thanksgiving to celebrate and to run another half marathon. But, despite all this I’m going to make an honest effort. I’ve started plotting and planning a little bit (admittedly more about time to write and less about what I actually will write, but that’s for another day).

So, wish me luck and forgive me if I don’t write to much on this blog in the next month – I[‘ll be feverishly trying to write 2,000 words a day for my novel.  But, I will try to keep you updated on my status. After all, if people know what I’m up to, it means more guilt when I don’t “get ‘er done.” 

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