What’s This NaNoWriMo?

What’s this NaNoWriMo?

 

I’m back! After a long hiatus from my blog I am returning to bring you interesting articles and a glimpse at my view of the world. If you are looking for storytelling, after-school, family fun, agriculture or animals they are lurking here within my posts old and new. You could get lost wandering in the myriad of places my mind wanders to. So welcome let’s get started.

A lot has transpired since I last wrote a blog but my most recent excitement is October preparations for NaNoWriMo 2019. What’s NaNoWriMo you ask? It is November – National Novel Writing Month! The challenge presented by NaNoWriMo is to write a 50,000 word novel in the thirty days of November. I’m trying the challenge for the first time this year. Am I crazy? If I am some 400,000 others are just as crazy as we all take on this marathon of writing.

Allowed in the rules set out by the NaNo site ( https://nanowrimo.org ) are prepping outlines and character questionnaires, of course anyone is free to write “by the seat of their pants”. I’ve written up my main characters but not outlined. I have a premise in my head and a few notes of what I want to cover. I have chosen an apple orchard as my setting and have visited several in my preparation days. Who doesn’t love a visit to the orchard in October.

1667 words per day, I can do that. It is a rough draft not a finished novel. I have a chance to dedicate myself to writing and nurture this story from infancy to its semi-adult self. Then there will be a whole winter for editing. I know I will drink coffee, wake in the night with ideas, talk to myself, use my crockpot a lot and squeeze a few minutes of writing in any chance I get. I am dedicating a few special days to really work on my word count. Stay tuned here for updates on this writing adventure I’m sure there will be foibles and follies, triumphs and celebrations along the way. By the way, this is 356 words, see I’m already counting.

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blog of mine related to writing or a story:

http://www.carolynstearnsstoryteller.com/archaeology-and-family-stories/

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