Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Call Me Crazy...

"They say that crazy is defined as someone who repeatedly performs the same actions, expecting a different outcome. So I guess I must be crazy.

I keep on trusting, hoping, reaching out, expecting to find love. I deserve it, don’t I?"

Okay, I'm going to let you in on a little secret. I've signed up for NaNoWriMo month (National Novel Writing Month). And I've pledged to complete 175 pages which equals 50,000 words (1666.66 words per *gasp* day) by November 30.

The only problem with that is, I'm not a novel writer. I'm a straight up non-fiction person. So...I have really done it this time. Set myself up to fail...or have I?

Might I not be expanding my horizons, as I did with writing my song? Discovering the hidden talent within?

Anyway...I could use your help. Above is one of the possible openings of the story. I'll be creating a new blog just for the book, and I will send the link via newsletter to y'all (my subscribers). I'm counting on y'all to keep me focussed and tell me gently (y'all know I'm sensitive) what stinks or what needs fleshing out.

I would say wish me luck, but since I'm a Christian, I'll say...pray for me.


Posted by Dee at 6:05:00 AM  


  1. Sheila posted at Tuesday, November 01, 2005 3:00:18 PM  
    So who says your novel HAS to be a novel? I mean, ok, sure it's National NOVEL Writing Month... but as long as you get 50,000 words out, does it really matter if they're non-fiction? There are many wonderful essayists out there - David Sedaris, Laurie Notaro, Robert Fulghum. The goal is to get writing and people are picking all sorts of genres like sci-fi, mystery, fantasy, etc. I think it would be perfectly acceptable to write non-fiction if that's what you want to do.
  2. jayne d'Arcy posted at Wednesday, November 02, 2005 5:12:57 AM  
    Glad to hear you're joining all us other panicked writers, Dee. By the way, if you've not set up your new blog, check out nano.darkescapes.net. there's a small group of Nano folks there AND there are blogs already set up you can use. Free. You can also find me there as Harlequin.
  3. Miladysa posted at Wednesday, November 02, 2005 7:25:54 AM  
    She Who Dares Wins Dee! I shall say a little prayer too :)
  4. Orikinla Osinachi. posted at Wednesday, November 02, 2005 9:21:16 AM  
    I write at the average rate of 10 pages a day. So, you can do the same and write about 200 pages in 20 days.

    You write one page per hour.
    I mean one very good page of quality literature.

    I wish you all the best.
  5. Olga posted at Wednesday, November 02, 2005 10:00:01 PM  
    I came here from Dana's blog. I wish you the best, and I hope you'll accomplish your goals!
  6. eph2810 posted at Thursday, November 03, 2005 10:16:36 PM  
    I'll pray for you :)...I am sure that you can do it...
    In His grip,
  7. easywriter posted at Friday, November 04, 2005 9:47:25 AM  
    I agree with Sheila BUT it's fun to explore areas of writing that aren't the norm for us isn't it? So write away and enjoy yourself.

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