NaNo WriMo – Start Your Engines!


I have to take this time to thank the land of blog for leading me to places I probably never would have found before, specifically the discovering of a National Novel Writing Month website mere weeks before the contest starts (not unlike discovering the WordPress Conference mere weeks before it started). I feel like I was meant to be here … maybe should have been here a long time ago. You see, my grand passion has always been writing. I have been saying since I was eleven years old that I was going to be a writer. Okay, I got the writing part right in the sense that I did it often and sometimes prolifically but I have never done anything with said writing. I am, for all intensive purposes, a closet writer. The whole idea of this blog thing was so that hopefully at least a few people would see a smattering of the stuff I write and actually read it. Then I stumbled upon NaNo, it was like the heavens opened up “AHHHHHHHH” – here you go Missy, here’s your chance to take one of those many ideas that’s been festering around unfinished for years and turn it into something. And so I began to write and plan and organize and I have no worries about bringing about (this aspect at least) to fruition.

Ideally I’d like to get said novel published but you know, just actually finishing it in its raw form, or as I like to call it a ‘good piece of crap’ will be something in and of itself. So I’ve been working away furiously on said organization and needless to say I have been a wee bit remiss with my blog. However, I am still ensuring that I post at least once a week during NaNovember. I’d write about my book but I am one of those paranoid artists that believes that someone might steal my idea and I know all the complicated nuances involved when it comes to intellectual property in the first place so I’ll pass. Suffice to say that once it is in its completed state and I’m ready to be torn apart at the seams – I verily expect you my audience (who are obviously predominantly at this juncture family and friends) to be ruthless if you take the time to read my drafts.

Somebody had asked if I was going to post it in sections on my blog and I’m rolling this notion around in my mind. What do you guys think? Would you be interested in me posting bits and pieces of it? The thing is, I wouldn’t post it in any particular order specifically because each chapter should be able to stand alone in a sense. Would you guys give me some criticisms? Or is that too boring for blog land.

At any rate, I’m off. Wish me luck!

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