11 October 2009

Nanowrimo 2009...time to prepare....

I can't believe that Nanowrimo 2009 is just around the corner. I'll be participating this year and am planning on winning. I think I have a great idea to start with...but I'll know more as November progresses and I get past that magic page number 50. Until page 50, I don't know if I've got a novel or a short story on my hands. I don't know if the characters are interesting enough. I don't know if I have enough of a story to last another 250 pages. Yes, it can be heartbreaking to reach page 50 and realize there isn't enough there for an entire novel...but it is much easier to handle than to reach page 200 and realize there's nowhere left to go.

So, I'm looking forward to a month of butt-in-chair, fingers on the keyboard, creative marathoning.