I can’t believe that as I write this, it is already December! It seems like just yesterday I set out to gather the information for my little improvisational writing experiment.
I hope you don’t mind my sharing a little accomplishment of mine. While you were busy sharing little bits and pieces of your life with me so I can incorporate it into a short story, I was busy participating in National Novel Writing Month 2008. Some of you may not realize that November is National Novel Writing Month – although, I find that hard to believe. LOL! For writers, like me, it means a month all about quantity, word count, volume. It means a month of write now and worry about editing and polishing later.
Well, I set out to achieve this goal of 50,000 words in a mere 30 days. You are now reading the blog entry of a FOUR-TIME WINNER (2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008)!
Now the hard part begins. Dumping 50,000 words out of my head and onto my computer in 30 days pretty much means that I have a lump of clay that I need to shape into something great. I’ll work hard and hope to achieve my next goal: a completed manuscript of another novel.
Before I set out to re-write the new novel, I need to write you all a short story. I have finished collecting information for this first exercise. Now I am shifting gears, gluing my tush to the chair (figuratively speaking), and getting to work writing the short story I promised all of you. I hope to have it ready to post before the new year.
In the meantime, check back here for more fun and games!