15 Days Until NaNoWriMo…

This month is dragging by. I can’t wait for November 1 to hit!

Nothing new has changed in the status of my novel. I’m trying not to think about it too much, or just think about gritty details (like…how are my characters going to go out in public? I enjoy making things very difficult for myself, apparently). The NaNo forums over on the main site are bustling with activity. I have 18 dares, I think, which I’m excited to use and I’ve managed to suck in a few more friends (and remind another that, hey, it’s October, she should get her butt over to the boards).

Something I’m very much looking forward to this year is the fact that I’m in a large region again. With this, and the fact that I don’t have school or school activities to worry about, I actually get to participate in regional gatherings! For my region, the kick-off party is on October 25 and I’m very excited to attend. I’m looking forward to the Write-Ins, the Ohio-Michigan (or Columbus-Ann Arbor, I don’t really understand which one it is) word war, the TGIO party, and I’ve heard rumblings about a possible midnight write-in. All things that sound like a blast to me. 🙂

25 Days Until NaNoWriMo

Wow. I haven’t posted in a LONG time. I apologize for my failure. 🙂

In the time since my last post, nothing much has happened. I’ve been working off-and-on on my historical fiction novel, which has now been named “Graceful Margaret” for the time being. It’s a lot harder to write historical fiction than I had thought it would be. My attempts at historical fiction when I was a kid mostly consisted of using ideas and information from other things I had heard. Now that I’m older and have become something of a perfectionist sometimes when it comes to my writing, I feel a desperate need to be accurate in my storytelling.

Anyway, in case you’re wondering what the title of this post is all about, I shall tell you. NaNoWriMo = National Novel Writing Month (www.nanowrimo.org). If you don’t know what this is…shame on you! NaNo takes place during the 30 days of November and you “win” if you write a 50,000 word novel during those 30 days. This will be my 6th year of participating and, I’m hoping, my first year of winning. That’s right…I’ve never finished. However, this year I won’t have the distraction of school going against me.

Needless to say, I’m VERY excited for November to get here. I plan to document the countdown to November and then my time writing in November here. Probably not every day, but I’ll try to keep this somewhat updated.

Current status: I have a novel idea for NaNo, a title, and a list of characters that will inevitably grow a LOT come a couple weeks into November. I can’t wait to get started and see how this goes this year!