National Novel Write Month 2008

Ready!!! Set!!!! Go!!!!!

It's November 1st and the beginning of National Novel Write Month (NaNoWriMo for short). The goal is to write one 50,000 word novel from scratch in 30 days. How you accomplish that is by turning off your internal editor and and simply writing. Yep, that's right - no editing. I did this last year and finished with more than 50,000 words but my story contained a lot of scripture. I am currently working on the 2nd or is it the 3rd draft. It will go on the side burner until the end of the month. I am going to attempt to write a suspense, mystery type of story. It will be interesting to see how it turns out.

Working title: Winter's Illusion

Synopsis: Dr. Winter Eliza Scott is a psychologist who has been hired to work at a private coed boarding and day high school. Her boss and co-worker Dr. Brent Blake seems the slimy sort and something is going on at the school. Female teachers are disappearing, 2 professors tell her the exact same dream in graphic detail, students are acting fishy and something is going on in the middle of night in either the computer lab or the auto shop. And they thought she wouldn't notice. What happens when they realize she's more observant and smarter than they thought. Is her life in danger? What will she do? Who will she tell? Will she get away?

So, I'm turning off my internal editor (shh - go away) and promising not to go on the internet and blog, browse, or anything else until my word quota is reached for the day.

If you want to challenge yourself, head on over to NaNoWriMo and join in.

**Photo courtesy Kay Brooks

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