So I am writing a novel.
And I am going to do it in a month.
I have signed up for NaNoWriMo aka National Novel Writing Month. http://www.nanowrimo.org/
The challenge is to write a 175 page novel in one month with no regard to quality. Yep, that’s right – basically write a crappy novel in one month.
The freedom to just write and not edit is very encouraging.
As you can see from the widget on the side, I got a few words working. You’ll be able to track my progress as the weeks go on.
My story is a the story of a girl's freshman year in high school– there just can’t be too many! . The chapters are framed by letters to a pen pal. I want to explore the idea of how our perception of reality and actually reality don’t exactly line up. The pen pal letters contain the silliness of a freshman girl - the "I kina like this boy, but I also like this boy." While the narrative just reports the facts.
I find the Just Do It attitude very freeing and I have amassed a group of writing buddies online to help with motivation and encouragement.
We’ll see how it goes!