Yesterday, I made a decision to join National Novel Writing Month. Starting on November first through the end of the month one commits to writing an average of 1667 words a day. The end goal is to complete a rough draft manuscript of a 50,000 words. I had heard about this last year, contemplated it for a second deemed it pure insanity and went on my merry way .
This year, starting a couple of weeks ago, I found myself in another place of insanity. That place of feeling stuck as a writer and wondering if I would ever make it past the poetry genre I’ve been indulging in the last couple years. I caught myself thinking maybe I was a poet and not a writer, though my dream truly is to have a few novels under my belt.
On a side note – I will be quite honest n,ovel is a bit sophisticated for those parts of my mind that are still teenage. When I say novel I mean chapter books. I want to write a chapter book. – End of side note.
So in this plight of writers remorse I found myself pushed to the desperate measure of joining a website for writers more specifically for poets, called www.allpoetery.com. I found an amazing amount of resources and support to help my muse get her running legs back.
On this site I came across a group called I wanna be famous. Subtle I know, just my style. They start talking about NaNoWriMo. This time when I thought about it though that small voice of reason in my head, and yes that voice is always very small, still deemed the endeavor insanity. The more desperate part of me that wants to see all I can do as a writer signed on the dotted line and here we are.
I am now registered on the official site of Nanowrimo which I will provide a link for in the next post or two. I started publicizing it immediately because, if I have a big audience I am less likely to give up. In fact I am not going to give up. If I have to write the same sentence over and over again, I will succeed in the word count at least. When you take on a big endeavor like this that you know will be a challenge, you have to decide before you start that you will finish no matter the cost. All I can say is pray for my poor husband who will have to endure me for the month of November.
With that I start this blog as suggested to me by one of my fans on my newly published author facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jessica-Samuelsen/196792450363151?ref=hl. (Shameless Plug LIKE my page) I think it will be a great adventure and growing experience for me, and worth the documentation. My hope is that you will follow and support me in the pursuit of one of the biggest dreams I have ever had: to be a published chapter writer.
Thank you ahead of time for your love and support. As you see the joy’s, the pains, and the ups and downs of pursuing something you love, I hope we all see that it is worth it all. I hope this encourages you to pursue your life’s big dream too no matter the cost. Honestly I think living with the knowledge you never attempted your dream is a hard thing to live with. Unfortunately so many people do live this way. I’m not planning on being one of them, and I hope you won’t be either.