So I've set a little challenge for myself and I thought I'd share. That way I'll feel some sense of social responsibility or something to follow through with it.
Like the title? Say it outloud. NaNoWriMo. Fun to say, huh? It stands for National Novel Writing Month.
NaNoWriMo.org is a website that encourages people to write a novel in the month of November every year. Or more specifically 50,000 words. I saw this last year and thought it would be fun, but wussed out. So I decided this year to give it a shot.
I'm not completely following the rules because you're supposed to start from scratch, but I already had 20,000 words of a story written that's been sitting around neglected for a couple years now. So I'll be adding 50,000 words to that beginning. Since Medman started his new job today I figured this was a good time to build some new habits and start writing more often.
See that little light blue square up in the corner? You can track my word count there. And either be impressed or shake your head sadly at my little word count and make comments about those people who bite off more than they can chew.
Here's what you can and can't expect:
Can Expect: me to share with you how I'm doing. Probably.
Can Expect: Me to hopefully do some real blog posts in the process since I'll hopefully be in writing mode. (Yes, I realize that's a lot of hopefully's)
Can't Expect: Me to share the manuscript with you. Primarily because this will be completing a ROUGH DRAFT. Rough like the edge of a saw. And I wouldn't want to cut any of you with it.
Can Expect: A little plot summary of the story. In fact I intended to do that here but I'm out of time. This morning (in a moment of weakness) I promised the kids "games with cotton balls" and the time for those games has come.
Now I just have to think of some games involving cotton balls. That doesn't seem too hard, does it?
And I'll leave you with pics of the kids' costumes. Oh, except D made a quick change at the last minute and went trick or treating as an Adventure Guy (complete with multipocketed adventure vest). But he looks cute here anyway...