whatever pays the bills til I can find a career - got any ideas?
gaming, cooking, travel, music, historical re-creation, performing arts, pottery, fiber arts, calligraphy
Ken Follett, Bernard Cornwell, Spider Robinson, Mercedes Lackey
Favorite Noveling Music:
ambient/environmental or classical
Favorite Camp Activity:
avoiding bugs while sleeping late; grilling; and many, many pounds ago, hardcore backpacking
I'm in my mid-40s-ish, married, no kids, no job, no money, no problem!
I've been wrestling with the idea of doing this novel writing thing for a while, and some friends of mine that have done NaNoWriMo before encouraged me to do it. So I mentioned this to a friend of mine that's a much more experienced writer, and she said, and I quote: dooo eeet.
So here it is, July 31st, and I'm just signing up for a marathon writing exercise that kicks off ... tomorrow.
Well, this should be interesting.
Consider that I have very little experience forcing myself to write regularly. I've always written when the muse strikes, and apparently the muse lives out of state. Also consider that I decided to do this without any concept of a plot whatsoever. (A ten minute conversation with my writing friend cleared that up quickly. I am to give her credit on my final product.) Finally, consider that my writing style tends to be much more descriptive than narrative.
Yeah, this should be interesting indeed.
My goal isn't anywhere CLOSE to 50,000 words, though if I hit that goal I'm truly not going to know what to do with myself. I think I'd be perfectly happy with 10,000 words out of writing regularly, every day that I can. (I have people in town and will be traveling through August 13th, so my ability to write might be a little compromised through the first HALF of the window. We'll see, though.) This is a warmup exercise to get me in the habit of writing for this November's main event, where I do have a plot in mind.
Anyway, thanks for reading this. Sorry I don't have a cookie or anything for you as a reward. Tell you what, I'll just assume you made it to the end and spike my coffee with Kahlua in celebration for you, hm?