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!