I have been missing for most of November it is true. This would be why:
Yes, this would be me blowing my own trumpet and loudly at that! I was encouraged by friends to have a go at this – if you don’t know what it is I shall briefly explain. The idea is to write a “novel” of 50,000 words during the month of November under the auspices of National Novel Writing Month – the NaNoWriMo on the badge above. Quite a feat in my humblest of humble opinions. Now, I am no writer, but I have participated in several outings with Soul Food Cafe and then, last year started the story of ‘Willow’ with TAG but it never really got going – I concentrated on making cloths instead, intending for them to be the medium in which I would tell her tale.
However, with the above mentioned encouragement of friends who were participating in NaNo I decided to give it a go – what could I lose right? Nowt! I set to, never thinking I would actually complete 50,000, but I did, I have and am so delighted and excited and just a tad addicted to writing now. I have not produced a novel, I don’t think realistically anyone can write a novel in a month, but what I have done is written a really good draft which I shall now take my time in editing, amending etc. Once I have done this I shall post the story so far on the Willow Dreaming and update here. It feels like a real achievement – inputting the words in the NaNoWriMo word counter, it then flashing and telling me I had been successful was so brilliant! A small achievement perhaps, but tis mine own and I am chuffed to bits and still grinning 😀 .