NaNo (Writing Event)Update
The official National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) begins on Nov. 1st and lasts thorough the entire month. I’ve been busy planning, outlining, plotting and scheming and hope I’m ready to take the leap of faith and worn-out fingers to write 50,000 words, a rough draft for a new novel.
Earlier in October, the Edmonds Library and EPIC hosted a kick-off event in the Plaza Room above the Edmonds Library. We had 4 speakers who inspired us and encouraged us to take the challenge and then had timne to chat with each other before setting out to get ourselves organized. (You DO realize that 50,000 words means averaging over 8 pages a day and over 2,000 words every day I write if I am to fulfill my other obligations: work in classrooms, lead my writing with seniors sessions, assist grade 7 students weekly, attend meetings, honor my appointments, celebrate Thanksgiving with family and serve on jury duty. The list has a life of its own and keeps growing! Insert heavy and labored breathing here.)
Expect this blog to be silent until the end of November. Wish me luck on my new writing journey!