Wednesday, October 7, 2009

NaNoWriMo

We've begun the prewriting activities at school for NaNoWriMo...right now we are thinking about characters. Imagine your favorite character: age, looks, location...easy, right? Now think about the things that character does for fun...what annoys him/her...favorite color, food, TV show, music...How would your character react to certain situations?

Our students are really getting into this project, which is great. Of course, they only have to write 2,000-5,000 words per their teacher's goal sheet. I have to write 50,000. In 30 days. On a new novel. I keep wondering, is it really cheating if I take the 5000 words in Troll Quest and I add 50,000 words to it? It's not like I'm THAT far into the novel! The idea of beginning yet another new project is rather daunting and slightly discouraging. Finding time to write is getting more difficult, and 30 days on yet another novel means 30 days of no writing on Amelia, the Trolls, or Josiah's synopsis.

Grrrrrr for starting Troll Quest a few months ago! Grrrrrr for not finishing Amelia so I'd have one less novel on my flash drive! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr in general just because I want to growl some more (and get my dogs to look at me really funnily!) :-)

1 comment:

Tara said...

I think everyone is gearing up. Maybe you could write a related book, like a prequel.