Some of you may be wondering, "What is this NaNoWriMo?" Well, like many things on the internet, it is an acronym for National Novel Writing Month. And you guessed it, that month is November! I briefly mentioned my involvement yesterday through twitter (@ItsGlendaQ) and then I realized that maybe I ought to explain my goal for this month a little better.
During the month of November tens of thousands of wanna-be writers, like myself, embark on a journey of madness to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. How does one do that? Well, you probably won't see me around too much and when you do I'll probably be furiously typing on my Mac. Or perhaps I'll be having a mini-meltdown in Starbucks or on campus with non-fat soy latte dribbling from the side of my mouth as I mumble, "Fifty-thousand words . . . I'll never finish . . . Freakin' book . . ."
Want to know my general plot? I thought you'd never ask! (And if you didn't ask, tough cookies.) My story will be about a nine year old boy who, after the murder of his mother, has become the newest guardian of the Book of Love. (Props go to Deirdre Taylor for the nugget of inspiration that got my brain a-churnin') I haven't nailed down too much beyond that besides the fact that he has no other immediate family. Maybe a distant relative or god-parent will pop up to become his guardian, but I haven't decided which. I had toyed with putting him in the foster system but I didn't do the research I had intended on to go in that direction.
ANYWAY. To the right of this post you will see my word-count widget. Those of you who are interested can check back here daily and see how far I've gotten. I'm thinking that I will try to post a blog about once a week to update you all on my progress, but I don't know that I'd count on that.
Please wish me luck as I embark on this adventure! I'm going to need it.