Let me start this by saying that I’m a big fan of lists and this post has nothing to do with that at all. When I look back to my childhood lists were everywhere including all the things I wanted to do before I die. That list has changed through the years, but since I was 10 there have been three things on it that haven’t change:
- Swim with dolphins
- Write a novel
- Become an astronaut
I still hold on to the fact that I will make all of those come true in some way. This month I’m working on #2. Writing my first novel. It’s been floating around my head for months now and I have had several false starts, but now I’ve joined the NaNoWriMo. So somehow in the next 31 days I’m going to write 50,000 words while 3 months pregnant, the full time stay at home mom of a four-year-old, a 1 1/2 week road trip for a SAS reunion, and many hours committed to work at my monetary. I better start setting the alarm for 5am again to get stuff done.
Right now I’m armed with character sketches and some outlines. I can’t wait to see how this month unfolds.
Good luck to all the writers out there chipping away at their story. I will be cheering you on.