2010 is my first attempt at participation in NaNoWriMo. I didn't even "start" until the second week. I may have only gotten in a couple thousand words, but I am proud of myself and grateful to NNWM for at least getting started. I've enjoyed writing (short stories, compositions, letters, journaling, blogging, etc.) for the last 40+ years. Since I didn't finish in November, I'm planning on attempting this again in 2011.
2011. I'm baaack! This time around, hopefully more prepared. I'm not expecting a masterpiece. In fact, based on the words of wisdom from experienced NaNo-ers, I'm expecting pure tripe. So why am I putting myself through this torturous exercise? Because I realize that in order to become "better" there first has to be something to be better than. Right now, for me, there is nothing. So, to use one of my favorite quotes "If not now, when?"
October 28, 2012; Last was successful! I wrote over 75,000 words. I doubt I will ever do anything with last year's novel, but I have the satisfaction of knowing that I blazed my way past the finish line. This year my goal is to work from a detailed outline. I have three acts and a general idea of the story line. Before NaNo starts in four days, I hope to map out 30 scenes, and I plan to finish at least one chapter (of more than 1,700 words) each day. Let the games begin!
- Naperville, IL
- Walks on the beach, romantic candlelit dinners, holding hands ... oops - this is NaNoWriMo, not eHarmony. Rewind ... when I'm not reading, you'll find me playing games - Tetris got me hooked on PC games, Pong started my console craze. I also like crosswords, Sudoku, Kakuro.
- Favorite noveling music:
- I like silence personally
- Publications Specialist (Document Formatter Extraordinaire)
- Favorite books or authors:
- Jane Eyre, Oliver Twist, Robert A. Heinlein, Danielle Steele, Jim Butcher