National Novel Writing Month

nano_09_red_participant_120x240 NaNoWriMo FINALLY started today! I’m scared/psyched/curious to see how this will all play out. I didn’t actually begin writing until mid-afternoon. Went to church this AM and then it was so summery outside that we went to the beach for a while. It was hot, sunny; there were big waves and about half a dozen dolphins diving pretty close to shore. All in all, the quintessential beach experience. Except it’s November!
I have a couple of characters in mind and a sorta kinda vague idea of how this whole novel thang should start and maybe where it might go for a piece, but that’s about it. So I just started writing and after a while Something Else took over and did the writing for me. Okay, so it wasn’t quite that passive on my part, but still…. What I had at the end of 2,072 words was not at all what I expected to have. And that is exciting and provocative, and definitely makes me want to get back into it.

It just felt so exhilarating to get into the actual writing after planning and plotzing and worrying about it for the past month. I do admit that I’m exhausted now and hope that I’ll be able to maintain the momentum that cranked out 2,072 words today for the duration.

What I’m trying very hard NOT to do now is go back and edit, revise, clean up anything. So I might just have another glass of wine instead and call it a night. After all, tomorrow is another day. — Oh, what a good line! Maybe I should end my novel with that! 🙂

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