I’m doing it. I’m writing a novel in a month-along with thousands of others during the NaNoWriMo 2014 event (National Novel Writing Month).
The folks that run this thing suggest that you make a public declaration about your participation. That way, you are committed to finishing the 50,000 word challenge (a novella, really) and if you don’t complete it, the experience would be akin to face planting on your way to the stage to receive your big diploma. No one needs to add to their little Museum of Publicly Embarrassing Things, so here I am, declaring participation for all to see.
It’s crazy and it’s intense but I need a cattle prod to the butt cheek about now while a few manuscripts are fermenting on my desk at around 30,000 words each.
Apparently, you can either start a brand new project or just use the time to finally finish the damn book you’ve been working on too long. I haven’t decided yet which way to go but I can feel my inspiration fairies moving around in the attic, going through my subconscious and setting up s’mores stations near the best ideas I’ve stored up in my head.
Buckle up. This might get very interesting……
Anyone else doing this challenge?
Published by Mimi DiFrancesca
Former columnist for the Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel covering metaphysics, she got to interview the likes of Brian Weiss, The Amazing Kreskin and Apollo 14 astronaut, Edgar Mitchell. Mimi’s love of words became obvious to her parent’s at age four during high mass as she stood on the pew seat to rally the congregation- “Hey! Let’s everybody sit down!” She’s been a tour guide out west and has *too many* years of tourism marketing consulting, designing promo collateral, commercial scripts for TV/Radio, freelance writing, resume and bio coaching and large event planning. A poet, artist, world traveler, mom of two phenomenal kids; in the wee hours she has three finished fiction manuscripts, a published book of erotica, and two blogs and is a self-confessed Pinterest addict. Owner of a fabulous destination wedding and event venue in northern Michigan and a board member of the Northport Chamber of Commerce and Leelanau UnCaged Music & Art Street Festival planning committee. Currently writing a non-fiction book of unusual blessings that her friend/agent is kicking her rear to finish. Member of RWA, MMRWA, CCWA and former CCWA Board. www.wordninjagirl.com
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