As if I don’t have enough on my plate in November I have added one more thing to my plate. I know I have mentioned it more than once but I have always wanted to write a book. In high school I use to write short stories. I even had a teacher sponsor me for a writing camp my freshman summer because she liked my writing so much. I don’t know why I stopped writing but I did.
I have barely written since high school. I keep coming up with excuses- I don’t have time, I don’t know what to write about, no one will want to read it, blah blah blah. Well, I am not letting the excuses win. I am making sure I write this month. To help keep me motivated I have joined a new writing group here on base and I signed up to NaNoWrMo (National Novel Writing Month). I have a goal to write 15,000 words in the month of November on my story. I hope I haven’t set the goal too high because I know the last half of November I will be busy with the Birthday balls, Thanksgiving, and possibly traveling a little. Like I said earlier, I have a very full plate in November.
I don’t want to give away too much of the story I am writing about but its one that I started in middle school. The story stayed with me over the years and I think its time to commit it to paper. Whenever I think of writing, it’s the first thing to come to mind. I see flashes of scenes playing out or hear dialogue from the characters. I know most of the story by heart. It’s the details and the timeline I need to figure out. Hopefully as I write, it will flow out easily. Right now I feel like it will end up being a young adult story. I feel like that it will appeal to them more than adults.
The story I’m working on is sort of The Prince and The Pauper story with a twist. Okay, so this simple generic synopsis that sounds like a 1000 other young adult books but if I go into detail this will probably end up being a 2,000 word post before I am done. Just trust me, I have a plan for this story. I just have to figure out how to get the story out of my head and on to paper.
I know that by the time this post publishes, we will be a week into November. I try to write blog posts a week or two in advance if I can so I don’t have gaps for y’all. So that means what I am writing in real time, is usually a little out dated by the time it posts. Maybe when things calm down I can write more real time but for right now this method is what works for me. I hope y’all understand.
Is anyone else doing the NaNoWrMo? If so, add me as a buddy so we can cheer each other on to our goals! My screen name is stillkelz. Happy writing y’all!