NaNoWriMo 2012 – My First Time!

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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…