This one has been a struggle. It wasn’t until the last two days of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) that I finally got going in the right direction of the novel I’m working on. That was after reading some passages to my husband who said it needed something, which it did.
After meditation on Tuesday morning, my muse bonked me on the head with a totally new idea of where to go with the story, and yet another layer to add during Wednesday morning meditation. By noon on Wednesday I had my fifty thousand words in. There is much more to write, but at least I’m happy now with what I’m writing.
Last night I read the revised parts to my husband, and he said he liked it. So pleased with that.
I add almost given up on it, but at the last moment, said, no, I have to do this.
Not single word, of course, or even an outline, or really any kind of plan for this year’s NaNoWriMo, except that I plan on writing about a woman I met when I was 8. She was 103 at the time, and was born into slavery. Several years back I did do quite a bit of research on her, but still it will have to be fiction. But I did work on a cover today from one of the three pictures I found of her. She is 101 in the picture. I searched on Amazon and Goodreads and found nothing else with the title of “Sally”. That was quite a surprise.
As November approaches, once again I am gearing up for NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month.
I recently completed an online writing course, Writeriffic, taught by Eva Shaw. There was an assignment were we had to write as if we were a color. I chose orange. I Am Orange
Originally I had other ideas floating around about what to write about, but this idea about color kept coming to me in different ways. One might say signs or omens. I already had a picture I did on my iPad, one of the most favorite things I’ve done, thus far. The design came easy. I don’t know if that is a good or bad thing. Now, if only the writing comes easy on November 1st. Honestly, though, the writing has usually poured out. It is the editing and rewriting that don’t come easy for me, even though I’ve had help with that. I’m still in the process of bringing my first NaNoWriMo project to fruition, which I hope will be coming out prior to starting National Novel Writing Month.
Working on a book I wrote during NaNoWriMo, soon to be published.