Friday, October 25, 2013

Nano 2013

I have pledged to take the year off this year.  I do not have a story brewing.  I do not know what I'd write about.  And I want to recharge.  I finished last year and tried camp out this year and didn't succeed.  So I feel like November would be pushing it.


I keep getting uplifting emails from Nanowrimo in my inbox.  And I see the ticker on the blog page set at zero.  And I'm finding myself tempted! 

Maybe what I need is one or two brainstorming sessions with some friends to get the very basic story that *might* have legs to a point where it could be interesting. 

but.... I feel like I am sooo busy this year.  Is there time this November to write a novel? 

It is only 1667 words a day.  It's 1666 words a day!

I was set in my decision to NOT write this year.  With one week left until kickoff I'm now undecided.  I'll let you know what I decide after the first of the month.  At the very least I can use the month to edit an old story, or outline a new one....

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Book Club

My Pseudo Book Club that I was doing with a friend has turned into a full fledged book club.  We have meetings and chose books together and it grew by a couple of people.  We have read 2 books together and discussed one so far.  I look forward to our next meeting and book discussion.  We read Water for Elephants this time.  I've been wanting to read that book for a while now.  For several reasons.  I've heard great things about it.  I wanted to read it before I saw the movie and it spoiled the book for me.  And it's a Nano book. 
The author did a lot of research before the month of Nano and had it outlined and ready to write. 

It's motivating to read something so great that came from such a fun event that is Nano.