NaNoWriMo, or whatever it's called! I've never done it before and it kind of freaks me out, but I'm super excited. I started a great new story a few weeks ago that I'm going to finish during this little venture. It's a paranormal YA that I originally wrote as a short story.
It was for my eleventh writing assignment with Longridge. I'm almost done with this course and I can't wait to be. It was great fun, but I learned more through conferences and my critique group, mainly because they just moved faster. The assignements with Longridge are monthly and I took six months off last year and now, I'm finally finishing up.
The cool thing here is that it forced me to write something I normally wouldn't. I don't see short stories in my head. I see novels. So I've turned this story, which I call The Camera Man, into a novel and so far I'm about sixty pages into it.
Wish me luck! I can't wait to see how it turns out. One piece of advice that the NaNoWriMo people give is to not go back and edit AT ALL! That is going to be super hard! Because I normally write a chapter then go back through it to fix any mistakes or things I don't like, but I'm going to take their advice and write like the wind! Woo hoo! What a ride! Come along, if you dare!