the Unending Journey of the Wandering Author

A chronicle of the unending journey of the Wandering Author through life, with notes and observations made along the way. My readers should be aware I will not censor comments that disagree with me, but I do refuse to display comment spam or pointless, obscene rants. Humans may contact me at thewanderingauthor at yahoo dot com - I'll reply as I am able.

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I have always known I was meant to write, even when I was too young to know the word 'author'. When I learned that books were printed, I developed an interest in that as well. And I have always been a wanderer, at least in my mind. It's not the worst trait in an author. For more, read my writing; every author illuminates their heart and soul on the pages they write upon.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

NaNo Diary - Calm Before the Storm

In a few hours, the frenzy of National Novel Writing Month will be upon me, as I try my best to finish 50,000 words in spite of everything life can throw at me. This will be a difficult year, since I'm still coming to terms with a number of issues, and since I am struggling with other distractions as well.

However, I do have some idea what I want to write, and I hope to start setting words down on paper tomorrow. I will be making periodic updates here, every day if possible, or at least every few days, to note my current word count and my thoughts at the time.

I've entered a contest to win a clay Plot Bunny, and I have two chances to win. My best shot is to be the first entrant who wins NaNo, and I am at least going to try for that. If I miss that opportunity, as long as I get my 50,000 words before the end of November, I will be among those from whom a second winner is drawn. The contest adds a bit of spice to this year's efforts, and gives me a little extra motivation, which I really need this year.

On the other hand, I'm excited about my idea, and I'm desperate to really get back into a writing streak, so I do have a fighting chance. Let me know if you're observing my progress and cheering me on (or hoping you win the plot bunny instead...).

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