NaNoWriMo 2013

Virgin writer attempts insanity challenge:  50K words in 30 days!

That would be the headline of my personal story, this being my novice foray into the crazy world of NaNoWriMo.  This will be my home page for the month of November instead of my usual blogroll.  If you still want to see that stuff, click the  “Normal Home” tab at the top. That’s the usual craziness that is me, not just this NaNo and NaBlo craziness for this, the month of a million moustaches.

Challenge Accepted! Write 50K words in 30 Days
Challenge Accepted! Post every day in November

Oh, and I should probably mention this is no pretty little romance novel.  This is a horrible twisted tale of domestic abuse and violence, so not for the feint of heart.  Profanity is minimal at this stage, but I rate all my entries with the tags:  Rated F! and Rated S! if I have cursed within.  Pretty self-explanatory, I think.

Because this is my first year and because I actually do want to be a published writer in my lifetime, I’ll be posting my story each day as I write it, hoping to hear feedback from anyone who cares to comment. Yes, that’s both a terrifying and exciting prospect.

hope to get good feedback, of course!  But this is fiction and I’m realistic – I know all firsts need big edits.  In fact, I think I’ve already caught myself go from first to third and back to first person again.  🙂  But this is still my very first attempt, so maybe be a little gentle with me? 🙂

Click in order to read The Other Side of Ecstasy (my very first attempt at a novel):

The Other Side of Ecstasy – An opening

NaNoWriMo – the first 2569 words!

Chapter 2

Chapter 3 – unedited version

The Other Side of Ecstasy – Day 4 NaNoWriMo

The Next NaNoWriMo Installment (a day early!)

Interview with a Character

Interview with a Character (Part Deux)

Next installment

My NaNovel – Experimenting with descriptives


12 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo 2013”

  1. I wish you the best of luck on your challenge. Thank you for sharing your progress with us. I was unable to do the challenge this year due to poor planning, blog site,work, and family. I am however working on the novel, just at a slower pace. It is exciting to see your progress.

    Keep us posted on your progress.


    1. Thanks, Jerry! Keeping motivated has been hard with life suddenly needing my attention too. Had a hiccup this past week, but am reinvigorating myself as I write this reply. 🙂

      1. That is great to read. Just know you have all of us here to support you. Hiccups are temporary. I am sure you will find you the motivation to get back to writing.

        Talk to you soon.

  2. Good luck with this. I was tempted to join in this year but my next book needs a lot of research that I just haven’t finished in time. I think you are VERY brave posting your first draft day by day. I felt nauseous posting my 3rd draft to beta readers because I still wasn’t happy with the writing, but I needed feedback on plot and character. I haven’t had a chance to read them yet, but look forward to doing so.

    1. Is it bravery? Or being a glutton for punishment?! I feel nauseous every time I hit post. Because it’s a NaNovel, and my first attempt at writing anything, it seemed like the best way to get feedback from people who don’t love me and aren’t worried about hurting my ego! LOL

      This story is too close for me but something that has been inside for 20+ years. If you do get a chance to read, please, please tell me how to make it better!

      1. My first piece of advice is to write and don’t go back. Don’t self-edit, don’t worry if your characters take you off at a tangent. If you want to write pages describing something, do so, and if you get stuck describing something just write “add description” and carry on with your burst if creativity. Everything else can be dealt with when you edit and re-write. And don’t forget to enjoy yourself!

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