A couple of days ago, I read THIS post from Ashley at Calmly Chaotic. She wrote about a website that challenges you to write a 50,000 word novel during the month of November. I commented on Ashley's post, saying that I had always wanted to be a writer and that she should totally do this.
Ashley e-mailed me back and we basically decided we were going to do this together. Keep each other motivated. And I am SO EXCITED!!!
When I was little, I always wanted to be a writer. I started writing a few books. They pretty much all sucked and were variations of other stories I had read. Nothing really creative or new. I did get a few chapters into a book about a pioneer girl on the Oregon Trail. It was probably the most original I ever got. My grandma read it and told me it was REALLY good. :)
Lately I have been having a hard time getting motivated to write blog posts, so writing approximately 1,667 words per day will prove to be a bit of a challenge. However... I think I can do it. I really WANT to do it.
I still don't have a killer idea (although I did have a pretty crazy dream last night that could serve as inspiration), but maybe getting the words flowing will help foster a decent idea. Or who knows... maybe that really weird dream I had will turn into a good idea.
My goal is to just get through it with some kind of novel that has characters and a plot (I like to set the bar real high).
I think Ashley and I can do it. :)
PS- This post contained 282 words and I think that included the smiley faces. I've got LOTS of work to do.