Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Week Two...

...of NaNoWriMo and I'm plugging away. I have great respect for novelists and the work that goes into crafting a story. Just the dedication to write every day is amazing. In reality, I don't expect to complete a manuscript during this month. But if I end up 15,000 words ahead of where I started - zero - then I have to consider some success.

H.O.W.L. stands for Help Our Wolves Live, a fictional, but edgy advocacy group skirting the boundaries of state and federal regulations in order to reunite wolves with their former haunts. Backed by a wealthy individual, H.O.W.L. employs one field biologist, a former state biologist who lost his job during a melee at a public hearing. Or at least so the story goes....

Monday, November 1, 2010

November is ...

...NaNoWriMo. Say what? National Novel Writing Month. It is a nose-to-the-keyboard invitation to get one's story out. The goal is to write at least a 175-page, 50 thousand word novel. Procrastinators need not apply.

So where does that leave me? I'm a pro at crastinating. It's Use All Your Fingers On Your Keyboard Day, so I'm off and typing. Well, almost. I do have a working title, but I don't think that counts towards the word total: H.O.W.L. There it is. Hopefully with a streak of luck never before seen on this screen, in thirty days I'll be able to see that magical 50,000 under "word count." 

Check it - www.nanowrimo.org.  And like the over-hyped commerical says, "Just do it." Better brew up another batch of that Strictly Organic Italian Roast...