Friday, October 29, 2010

NaNoWriMo, Here I Come!

Ready or Not.

Mostly Not.

Here's what I'm feeling about NaNoWriMo
(National Novel Writing Month)

1. 50,000 words in one month? What?
2. That's like a million picture books. Or something.
3. If I make it to 50,000 words (the linguistic equivalent of one million picture books) it'll be a mess.
4. A big unedited mess.
5. Then what?

I've been thinking about taking on the NaNoWriMo challenge for awhile. And this character from a novel that's been in my head awhile is hinting very heavily that he's ready to come out. Breathing in my ear, actually.

But his story breaks my heart.

Picture books are nice. They don't break my heart.

Too late. I already signed up.

Did you?


  1. Have fun, COnstance! And don't forget to cover those keys!!! I've "Signed up" with ANdrea to finish my novel that I started 2 years ago!

  2. Thanks, Carol! And good luck finishing your novel!

  3. Next year, do Picture Book Idea Month instead! Enjoyed meeting you at the SCBWI-Carolinas conference back in Sept., btw.