Book Corner, Writing

NaNoWriMo

October 6, 2014

I’m finally going to be participating in NaNoWriMo. For those of you that don’t know, it stands for National Novel Writing Month. I’ve wanted to participate for a few years now but I never really got into the mindset to do it in time. This year I’m putting a plan together and my friend and I are going to be working on what I would love to be able to call our first novel. It’s not a plot that we’ve just come up with, it something we’ve been developing for the last year. Now it’s finally time to get it all down in a more book friendly format.

I also know that once November is over that we’re done. To get it to publish worthy status we’ll have a lot of work cut out for us. Please to proof and edit not only the spelling and grammar but also the story itself.

Prior to graduating college I never even considered trying to be a writer. I always made top marks in English class and I worked on my high school newspaper, but writing a book always seemed like something that was out of my reach. A little over two years ago I did start writing and I’ve found that I love it. Developing characters, places, stories; its all something I wish I would have picked up on at a much younger age.

Another thing I’ve been doing post college is reading. I was never an avid reader when I was younger, and the thought of summer reading for school was always something I dreaded. In fact, my senior year of high school I never even bothered with it. How I wish I wouldn’t have been so stubborn now. I’ve been trying to absorb books like a sponge when I can, no matter the style or subject. I’ve been reading everything from series you find in the teen section at your bookstore to the classics that I never got around to and everything in between. The more I read, the better I feel like my writing is; so I try to set aside time every day for both.

I know we’ve got a long road ahead of us, but I’ve set my mind to it and I won’t settle on anything less than getting that first book published.

 

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