Thursday, November 6, 2008

Paperback Writer

I’ve decided that since my back hurts and it’s not like I can work, walk or go anywhere, that I would take the plunge and participate in this years National Novel Writing Contest Month, better known around the blogosphere as NaNoWriMo. The goal is to write 50,000 words between November 1 and November 30, 2008.

I mentioned a while back that I was itching to be a paperback writer. Writing a novel is always something that has appealed to me, but I, like a lot of people, am an equally fabulous procrastinator and always keep saying “one day”.

The beauty of NaNoWriMo is that “one day” is here and now. I didn’t start my novel until two days ago, so I’m a little behind in the word count, but I’m sure I can catch up.

I can’t wait until you all meet my main character, Cat, and see just how she uses those boots of hers :) Wish me luck!

7 comments:

Bobby Cleveland said...

Good luck! You can do it! (And you know who this is ... Not Bobby Cleveland!) ;-)

The Rock Chick said...

Well, thank you, Bob! I feel confident that I can do it. Whether or not it's anything anybody actually wants to read is another story. ;)

Dustin said...

50,000 words? Do they all have to be different or can you use a couple of the same words more than once???

Just kidding, of course.

Sounds like a lot of fun. If I had the time to do it, I might enjoy something like that...but I don't know that I have 50,000 words worth of anything to say! lol

GOOD LUCK!

The Rock Chick said...

Yes, Dustin, different words. Although, there is nothing that says they have to make sense so I imagine you could just type whatever you wanted and still "win". I'm not sure I have that many words either, but I'll try. And if it's crap, well, at least I can say that I did indeed write a novel, right?

This Eclectic Life said...

So, this is an autobiography?

Malcolm said...

Good luck on your novel! Do you have a title yet?

The Rock Chick said...

Shelly: well it's part autobiographical and part made up and part borrowed from somebody else's story.

Malcolm: No,no title yet. I have to come up with something clever.