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Na No Wri Mo

I have taken the plunge and am writing my first novel.  I have always wanted to write a novel, but never even began one before.  Now I have 1,091 words down and 48,909 to go.

National Novel Writing Month, or Na No Wri Mo is a great website where you can sign up to write a novel in a month.  Not just any month - specifically November.

So between now and November 30th, I will be typing until my fingers fall off!  For people over the age of 13, they set a 50,000 word goal.  That's 1,667 words a day.  Younger writers can set there own goals.

You can check my widget from Na No Wri Mo to track my words, and see how I am doing.  Any other homeschoolers out there want to write this month?  My kids showed a little interest and then waned.  Actually, I am glad.  I want them to learn to type first, so that I am not doing the typing for them.

As I was thinking what to write about, several ideas came to mind, but none had endings.  Perhaps, in the future, I will write one of those and see if an ending presents itself.

I have decided to write about my father, specifically my memories of him and our relationship.  I think it will be a good process for me.  He died 7 years ago from prostate cancer, and I miss him every day. His life had an ending.

I want to keep blogging, so I will.  These are two separate projects.  Na No Wri Mo suggests that for the month of November - just write.  Turn off your internal editor and just get the words on paper.  So that is what I am going to do.  Come December, I can decide if I want to edit it then, or set it aside for a while.  In any case, you won't see it until it's done and edited.  If then.

I just love that as an unschooler, I have time to tackle projects as they sound exciting.  At the end of this month, I will have written a novel.  And my kids will have seen that this is possible.  I wonder what they will do?

Wish you were here!

1 comment:

MommaofMany said...

What a neat idea. I have two daughters who are writers. They fill composition books with short stories. I will present the idea you shared to them today.

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