Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Oh Snap: Novel Writing on the Fly

Yes. I finally am completing one of my long standing goals: I am participating in NANOWRIMO and by the end of this month I will have a 50,000 word novel. I don't have a plan. Well, actually I do. I'm on the No Plan Plan which in itself is kinda like a plan. I decided to use my life as a spring board, so I'm writing a novel about a little girl named Janie who loses her mother to cancer. I'm writing the story from a 3rd person perspective, but I am trying to capture the thoughts and actions of a child. Getting started was fairly easy because I've had some scenes floating in my mind for awhile now, but I am a little nervous about the middle half of the book and, well let me be honest, the end of the book because I have no plot line. So basically I have a decent beginning, and then my book will likely falter.

But I fear not! Because Margot is sitting on my lap like a cat offering me looks of encouragement, and my novel may be the most boring novel ever written. It may not have a climax, but hey at least I took the time to write which is really the purpose of NANOWRIMO. WRITE! EDIT NOT!

In other news, I'm taking a bunch of old clothes to the Goodwill today. The Hubs and I organized our "guest bedroom" this weekend, and I finally have sorted out the things I want to keep and the things I want to get rid of. Organizing is very easy to do with the hubs because he and I are both minimalist. We hate crap taking up space. In fact, we are probably uber minimalists because I found myself asking him if I could throw away my wedding dress. I mean, let's be honest, what purpose does it serve? If I have a daughter she won't want to wear my dress. It'll be out of style. We decided to leave it in the back of the closet for another few months and re-evaluate my feelings at that time because sometimes I throw things away in the heat of organization and then I find myself looking for them months later and kicking myself for tossing that item. Case in point: my chocolate vitamins. I have no recollection of throwing them away, but they are gone. Ah well.

Sorry for the hodgepodge update, but it's been awhile, so I thought I'd kill a few goals with one post. :)

1 comment:

  1. Something to consider re: the wedding dress - donate it to a costume shop in exchange for a Halloween rental. I did (with an old one from a prior engagement that never ended in vows, but that's another story for another day).