Thursday, October 29, 2009


This is the view from my bedroom this morning! Lovely October we're having here. And I mean that! I love it!

I have decided to do a crazy thing called NaNoWriMo. You writers know exactly what it is. For those of you who don't know, it's a challenge to write a 50,000 word novel from scratch in the month of November.

That is a big challenge and I don't know if I'm up for it, but I've decided to give it a try.
I have two goals. One is to learn how to shut up the perfectionist editor in my head. To learn how to give myself permission to do something badly.
The other goal is to finish something. I'm very good at starting things (I have 4 novels started), not so much at finishing.

My goal is NOT to write something good. In fact I am deliberately planning to write badly, break every literary rule I can think of, and enjoy the process.

So, wish me luck.

Hopefully, I will find the time and energy to post now and then along the way!


  1. I have about three bad stories already started. Perhaps I can finish one. How about one filled with cliches?

  2. Kay, I hope you enjoy the journey of NaNo. It is a challenge and a joy.
    Diane (Shortstuff, NaNo, user name)

  3. good luck with the bad novel. I know you can do it! ;)

  4. All the best with NaNoWriMo. It's a great experience! I did it two years in a row and really enjoyed the process.. Even self-published the first one (however cheesy it was) just so I could hold it and say I wrote a book!


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