I realize that October has only just begun, but I need to use these next few weeks to prepare for an upcoming adventure...
November is typically a very busy month for me. In addition to homeschooling our kids, I also start getting our Christmas decorations up (don't worry, we don't turn the lights on until Thanksgiving night), thoroughly clean the house from top to bottom, plan the Thanksgiving Day menu, and then cook the meal. Well, in my dementia, I have decided to add even more to this busy month: I plan to write a novel.
November is National Novel Writing Month and I plan to participate. You see, starting at midnight on November 1st we have until November 30th to write a 50,000 word novel. What is the purpose of doing this? Well, the thought behind it is to have people write their novel and then, when the contest is over, they would then go back and revise it. Roughly, what you are doing is writing a rough draft.
So, why am I doing this? Although it may look as if I have finally lost what's left of my mind, I have actually always wanted to do this and a deadline is just what I need to motivate myself. Now, the only question is: what to write about? I know that I want the novel to be a ghost story, but what I need are some ideas on where the story will take place; what about an old house, a forest, or a haunted ship? If you can think of a fun place for this story to take place, please let me know.
Wish me luck, this is going to get interesting.
03 October 2009
November is National Novel Writing Month
I am currently a stay at home father/teacher to two wonderful children. I have also authored two books: The Farm House The Farm House and Building Your Retaining Wall, which are both available through Kindle. I like to cook and experiment with new recipes.I also currently have a blog where I write about everything ranging from weight loss to landscaping and just about everything in between.