I originally planned for this post to be released last night on Halloween, but minions and a sugar-induced coma (mine, not the minions) blew that right out the window. So today is November 1st, 2013 and marks the beginning of the annual “thirty days of literary abandonment” known as NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month for those who are not familiar with this cruel punishment. You have 30 days to write a 50,000 word novel of original origin, meaning not the half-baked story you tossed aside months ago or the almost completed novel that you have been slaving over. It has to be a new story, never told before by you, the writer.
I came across this nice little nugget here while pursuing writing references on Tumblr, and I had to share it here for those about to embark on their month-long journey into madness that is NaNoWriMo. It is a very valuable reference and I hope it helps out.
So here I am, back again in the blogosphere spouting off nonsense to the meager crowd of my friends & family who are willing to read something I’ve created. As you can see from the previous post, it has been a long time since I’ve graced these pages with my words and no, I still have yet to figure out WordPress. Fortunately for me I have a group of highly intelligent friends and family who ARE familiar with WordPress that can decipher it for me.
November 1st marks the start of the National Novel Writing Month, known to us word junkies as NaNoWriMo. From the 1st until November 30th, the goal is to write 50,000 words, a 175 page novel. Because of the intensity of the time limit, that means NO editing, NO tweaking, ALL risk. And all this from scratch. I know that some do a detailed outline in the month of October, as I usually do, but this month I’ve forgone the pre-planning, and am seeing where the story takes me.
Make plans to visit me in the psychiatric ward on December 1st after my mental breakdown. Please and thank you.
So let the writing begin!
Boooo, Saturday came entirely too soon.
We were up at 9am to shower and pack before check-out time. Had to make sure the kids don’t forget anything in drawers, closets or under bed. I really will miss the hotel room (including that wonderful jacuzzi tub!!) and the time spent away from Lakeland. In a few days we’ll have to go back to our jobs and the daily grind, and every part of me is screaming, “I don’t wanna!” Continue reading
Thanks to my wonderful husband and Mickey from SomaCow – you can find them both on twitter: RSilva5 and SomaCow respectively – I am happy to announce that http://www.MontineSilva.com is now up and running!
Okay, linked to my blog, but it’s still live. I have a presence on the web. It’s daunting, but inspiring. I suppose. We’ll find out!
Things to come here:
More of my ramblings. Duh.
Remote blog from Disney, Florida. In three weeks, we will be embarking on the Silva Family Adventure: The Silvas invade Orlando! For one full week, all seven members of the Silva Clan/Lakeland branch will be staying in Orlando, and I am fully prepared to blog the journey. It’s going to be a great time, and a writing exercise for me. I’m excited, and so ready to take a break from work. This will be the first time that I’ve taken a full week vacation from work that was not related to our daughter’s health.
Expect that to be followed up with at least one blog post about how behind I am at work and wishing I were back on vacation.
That is all you get for right now. If I don’t get any actual work completed, then I’ll stress the entire time we are gone, and I don’t want that. I want to enjoy our time.