How Did We Get Here?
It's NaNoWriMo Time.
November arrived so quickly I almost wasn’t ready for it.
I was inspired to join NaNoWriMo again. It’s my third time. Last year I didn’t participate, but the pandemic is keeping me close to home this year so I figured I’d be able to find the time to write.
It’s already stressing me out so I’m trying to stay positive and focus on my daily goals instead of looking at the entire month.
In case you don’t know, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. It’s a challenge to write 50,000 words in 30 days, which averages out to 1668 words a day.
I’m going into this year with an outline, using the Story Grid spreadsheet. The working title is Northern Moon, in the Action genre, with a Worldview-Maturation subplot.
The spreadsheet gives me direction when I’m feeling uninspired. There are days when writing 1668 words is a huge challenge, and I want to have some idea of where to begin.
The protagonist’s name is Piper, and she has a twin brother she doesn’t know about yet and it’s set in the future, so the environmental changes are also a big part of it.
Thanks for following me on this journey. I’ll update you on my progress as I go.
Here are a couple of my recent stories:
(click on each image to read)
A Poem about The Energy of Love
A Walking Meditation
A True Story
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