In fact, when I didn't have paper to write on, I would write inside books on empty pages and sometimes on the inside and outside of the covers themselves. I wrote funny stories when I was a child, I wrote melodramatic screenplays in High School and I wrote poetry in my early adult years. I've written fan-fiction and retellings of ancient history. In my twenties I started writing blog posts.
NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month is every November. The challenge is to write an entire novel, 50,000 words beginning November 1st and ending November 30th. The focus is only on the writing. Editing is to be saved for another month. It's the perfect scenario for a girl like me with OCD just can't seem to get through. I've tried it twice so far. Once I got about three chapters into a story I was dead set on writing, until that is I realised I knew how the story began, but I didn't know where it went or how it ended. The second time I tried I made it one week before writer's block hit me hard.
It seems impossible. But my friend Gibby (Girl in Beta) actually did it and is now looking for a literary agent for her finished novel.
I'll be honest. I didn't prepare for it this year. And though I do have an idea for a novel in my head, there are WAY too many ideas floating around negating one another and confusing me and I'm not about to jump into the deep end only to be pulled out three chapters in with an anxiety attack and carpal tunnel.
So I've decided to use NaNoWriMo to do
I'm constantly wanting to reach out and challenge my blogging skills with Mama Kat's Writing Prompts but I always put a weekly deadline on myself and then never make the cut. But who says that I have to link up every prompt I use? So I'm going to spend National Novel Writing Month writing blog posts! That way when writer's block really hits home, I'll have like 300 posts on the back burner ready and waiting for you lovely readers to love, adore and/or be offended by.
Now I'm pretty sure that there's actually a month revolved around writing blog posts.
OH! It's NaBloPoMo where you write a blog post every day.
Two birds, one stone?
So . . . let's get some prompts going!
I want to hear from YOU! What do YOU want me to blog about?
Leave your ideas in the comments below. Give me prompts, ideas, subject matter. Anything and everything will go on the list!