Wonderful Experiences

Well, I decided to do something crazy.

I'm doing NaNoWriMo, also known as National Novel Writing Month. {What is it? An attempt to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days.} I've done it before {twice}, but that wasn't while I was in college.

Reasons why:
  • I had already been thinking that I needed to start writing again making time for it. {There's always time for something if you make time.}
  • A young friend of mine emailed me for advice as she began her first NaNo foray.
  • I had a story in mind that was shorter than most {most being 80K words}. A story I've actually been formulating for years. A story that was coming into its own.
  • A school friend of mine was NaNo-ing, and I knew I was going to be jealous all month long.
And so I am NaNo-ing. I'm already a bit behind, but nothing that can't be fixed {especially after tomorrow's test}. I'm excited. Slowly, the passion that equals good writing is returning to me. {Especially after watching the film, Now You See Me. So brilliant of a script, that. So worth the watch. I am inspired.}

One of the curiously fun things about this is that I'm writing a new couple: Anne and Isaiah. I was surprised yesterday by a simple fact: they're not Jenn and Clayton. And it's awesome. I love Jenn. I love Clayton. But getting to slowly sink into another world {kind of}, with different characters that interact...differently...is a wonderful experience after spending what amounts to four years with Jenn and Clayton.

AND SPEAKING OF WONDERFUL EXPERIENCES: Aimee L. Salter {the critique partner brain behind my book and an amazing person all around} is releasing her book, BREAKABLE, today! I have read this book {twice} {and I will again when I hold the finished paperback in my hands}, and it is full of high stakes and mystery and romance and deep thoughts and absolute marvelousness {not to mention a stellar plot that twists and turns and leaves you guessing until the very end}. GO HERE NOW for all the awesome!

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