Hello there my dear readers! After taking a break from my blog to focus on NaNoWriMo, I am back and ready to start posting again! 😀
So, let’s start this off with talking about NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). What is it? NaNoWriMo (NaNo for short) is where you set out to write a novel, 50,000 words, within 30 days/the whole month of November. It’s a pretty crazy thing to do, but so worth it even if you don’t win!
Last year I finished about two days before the month was over. This time I finished at 2 AM on the 20th with 50,105 words. And for this year I did some very minor plotting (just the beginning), but most of it was a lot of “hey this sounds cool!” and a lot prayer. I mean like a lot of prayer.
Let’s just say Jesus kept me from going insane. 😀
Surprisingly the middle of this novel was pretty fun to write. In fact I had so much fun writing my middle that I didn’t want to stop. The end started to near and I was like a chicken with my head cut off!
The most horrifying thing happened: At around 5K from finishing, I already sort of had an ending. After adding in a bunch of songs (I may or may not have been reading the Hobbit and listening to Celtic Music while writing this novel), I only added around 1.5K words to my word count.
That’s when I started to panic and freak out. I ended up bringing a character back from the dead and finished it with the main character having a dream and then coming out of that dream (and a really weird “thank you for reading this” poem at the end as well). Needless to say the ending was weird.
BUT, the ending had some answers to questions I hadn’t knew the answer for. Nice little bonus.
Like all first drafts, this little novel of mine will need some good old fashion TLC, but not as much work as my novel from last year.
Now, while I was doing NaNo a few of my writing buddies asked me if I was going to post any prompts on my blog and some even just asked for prompts (which is nice to know everyone likes them!)
Since it’s been a little while since I’ve posted anything, I’m going to share with you all three writing prompts. 😀
Hope these inspire you!
As night fell, the sun begin to rise and burn everything.
“Remember how you asked me to buy some groceries? Well I sort of bought a machine gun instead. But don’t freak! It was on sale!”
After all those years, she still thought I was the one sending her flowers.
Now my noble steeds, WRITE ON!!!
*You proceed to neigh righteously*