Saturday, November 3, 2007

NaNoWriMO!!!

Every year, there The Office of Light and Letters sponsors the National Novel Writing Month:
http://www.nanowrimo.org/
(beware, they are up and down a lot due to server traffic)
I really wanted to this year, but I just can't put 50,000 words on paper in November. I have hopes of forcing myself to write a novel in January, but without anyone to be accountable to I will probably stall out. So, I'm passing the torch to Rebi for now. My turn will come, just not for a few more years.

Rebi has decided she is going to write 40,000 words by the end of November. If you're 12 or under, you get to choose your word count. Here is a sample of her writing:

I take a deep breath of the crisp air. I step into the forest and start running. The wind plays with my long blond hair and tickles my ears. I feel the cool ground beneath my bare feet as they dance across the ground. I hear the noises of the animals in the trees. They scurry away as I come by. I see a crow fly up into the air, its dark body a silhouette against the light morning sky. I step over a rock in my path and keep going. I don't know where I'm going. I just run for enjoyment. It's my routine every morning I go out and run until I'm worn out, but today I feel like something special is about to happen.

7 comments:

John Hattan said...

I probably need to start writing. I wrote a thousand-word book review last night in Starbucks in an hour. I'm getting too good at meaningless blather.

That means I could write a whole novel in fifty hours!

frizzlefry said...

you go! It's pretty easy to sign up, and at that rate, you have plenty of time. . .

Christina said...

My SIL is doing this. It seems everyone I know wants to write a book.

Michelle Hilton said...

Good for you Rebi. Missy is trying it too! Seems pretty ambitious, Good luck!

Naomi said...

Wow! Such creative and expressive writing, Rebi. Keep up the good work!

Star Girl said...

Oh that's cool that Missy's doing it! I should get her user name! I'll talk to her later about it.

Mom said...

Way to go, Rei and Missy. I would like to try writing, think I will wait til I retire.

Writing book reviews caught my eye (john hattan). That's something I might enjoy after I retire. How do you get started at that?