October 3, 2007
I have been busy and haven't blogged like I should. Where did September go?
Well, I am going to make myself clean and straighten my sewing/writing room and get my butt in gear.
Next month is NaNo and I will have to have my room ready for that.
For those of you who don't know what NaNoWriMo is it stands for National Novel Writing Month. You write a novel in a month.
You have to write approximately 1667 words a day, which adds up to 50000 words at the end of the month.
There are a few famous authors who participate in this. They use fake pen names so you don't know who they are.
Here's the web address if you want to check it out.
It sounds like a lot of work but it is also a lot of fun. You don't do any editing or polishing. Spelling and grammar errors don't count.
You just write and write and write.
Last year was my first year to participate and I loved it. I reached the 50000 word goal.
Did I do anything with the story? No. Will I? Maybe.
It has potential. Not one of my better pieces of work but I put words on paper and met my goal.
You have to get the words down to have something to edit. If you don't finish your story you don't have anything to edit.
Many writers are so busy going back over their work editing the few chapters they've written they never finish the story.
The know-it-alls say get the story down on paper/computer first and then edit.