NaNoWriMo is coming…

National Novel Writing Month (in November, in case you didn’t know) is right around the corner…are you ready for it?

….am I?

hmmm.  I’m not as ready as I’d like to be, but I do have a few writing ideas that I’ve been thinking about.  Essentially, my internal debate comes down to two choices.  Should I go for:

1) cute, funny, romantic comedy – I wrote one of these last time and had a blast…I also still have to edit the first  draft, but that’s an issue for another day.  Clearly, November isn’t National Edit Your Crap month…not sure when that month would be, but I’m sure it would be awful.  :p

2) dark thriller/mystery/romance – hmmmm.  Now, these conceptual ideas are fun and interesting.  However, in practice….for me, it’s been hard to keep the dark mood throughout the novel.  I always feel the need to have a character crack a silly joke in the middle and it ruins the whole brooding mood.  Maybe this time, I’ll try for a dark-ish comedy?  We’ll see, I still have quite a number of days before NaNoWriMo.  And so do you. 😉


In the meantime, I’ll leave you with quotes by writers, to get you in the mood for those intense 30 days (why couldn’t they pick a month with 31?!) known as National Novel Writing month:

– “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

– “There is nothing to writing.  All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” – Ernest Hemingway

– “Books are a uniquely portable magic.” – Stephen King

– “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” – Toni Morrison


14 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo is coming…”

  1. Hmmmm…number 1 for sure. But, since its a challenge, what about a combo. A Dark Shadows, Rocky Horror, and Adams Family- ish mystery romance. I wonder if that’s ever been done 😉 Regardless, it will be good and I look forward to reading it.

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  2. I’ve got to go against the crowd and go with #2. 🙂 But either way, I know you’ll do great! And if you notice not only don’t they pick a day with 31 days, but they also throw it right there in the middle of trying to get ready for Thanksgiving guests, etc! Yuck! 🙂


    1. I know!!! It’s the beginning of the holiday season, what’s wrong with them?? Heheh. I’m still not sure which one I’ll do. I’ll probably see which one I can sketch out better and go with that one. Ohhhh new projects are so exciting! Are you doing nanowrimo?

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