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Thursday, October 01, 2009

NaNo NaNo

Greetings from Ork?

No, this would be NaNoWriMo, AKA National Novel Writing Month.

The premise is: write a 50,000 word, 175 page novel starting November 1st and ending November 30th. There is no prize except the great feeling of finishing a novel in 30 days.

I heard about this from my running-tweet-blogging friend Lesley and I signed up.

I spread the word at my Teen Writing Club and those talented authors have signed up.

Now what?

I read Alexander Sokoloff's blog post about getting ready for NaNoWriMo by starting to draft outlines NOW...through the month of October.

I mentioned this last night at Teen Writing Club and the girls were ready and excited.

Me?

I have NOTHING.

I haven't written anything except occasional blog posts. I feel like I've gotten blog-writer's-block!

And now I'm supposed to think of a 50,000 word, 175 page novel to write? And I can't think of a single topic to target????

I love to write. I wish I could write more freely here because I think I have a lot of great, evil writings in me that, well, I just can't write in this forum. For my friends who used to receive my e-mails long ago, they know what I'm talking about. I used to be very blatant about my experiences with the people around me, including co-workers who liked to flex their muscles for me and neighbors who liked to 'strike a male model pose' as I drove into my driveway.

Alas, I have to restrain myself and merely write what I feel I can allow myself.

**But** I might be able to use my harnessed oppressions to target a topic, or several, to write that novel.

I found out during my college years how much I loved writing. And then in my older years (like now), do I find myself attracted to literature. I often think about going back to school...what would concentration would I look to? It changes, but lately, literature and/or humanities.

But I digress. October 1st. That is today. I need to get my writing journal out, dust it off, look through it and see if I have any old subject matters that I considered writing about before.

Wish me luck. I'm gonna need it.

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