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Welcome to all as I embark on a new writing adventure! I am going to write a 50,000 novel in the next 30 days, starting today, November 1, 2012. This is a part of National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. I am so excited to focus my energies in writing this next month.
I have been preparing extensively for this. I have read the following books:
Story Engineering by Larry Brooks
How I Sold 1 Million eBooks in 5 Months by John Locke
Plot versus Character by Jeff Gerke
It was the Best of Sentences, it was the Worst of Sentences by June Casagrande
Conflict & Suspense by James Scott Bell
Write Great Fiction – Dialogue by Gloria Kempton
Write Great Fiction – Plot & Structure by James Scott Bell
Write Great Fiction – Description & Setting by Ron Rozelle
I have also purchased the following books, which I will use as reference material while writing:
45 Master Characters by Victoria Lynn Schmidt
The Describer’s Dictionary by David Grambs
The Emotion Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi
Book in a Month by Victoria Lyn Schmidt, PhD
I have other books that I recommend you look at as well, so click here to see that list.
I feel like someone who has decided to take up golf and has only read about how to play the game and has only been on the driving range. Now I get to play in the Masters!
I don’t expect fame and fortune right away, I honestly think that my initial motivation to create a steady income has given way to the actual enjoyment of writing a great sentence or paragraph, and stringing those into chapters and ultimately into a novel that people will be compelled to read. I have embraced this hobby as something that is fulfilling, at least to me.
So, please join me in my adventure! I have posted a word tracker up at the top right of the page so that you can monitor my progress. I invite you to write any comments or words of encouragement below! Happy writing…