I have been a story teller all my life.
From the first day of kindergarten I would come home to tell my mom "what happened at school today". I would come up with some of the most outrageous stuff...I'm surprised my mom didn't slap me silly. Well, she kind of did, but not for telling stories.
I have written at least 4 chapters of 4 different books. Never getting to the end. The characters always seem to get fed up with me or I get bored...with my own stories! I keep writing random stuff down in my countless number of notebooks, they are all so pretty...I even have some stuff saved somewhere on this computer.
It might be that I "know" they will not get published. Not giving myself a deadline could be the problem too. Either that or I am just not cut out for it....or maybe a new notebook.....?
Today, I went to my friendly neighborhood bookstore and the owner "made me" buy this:
It was published in 2004, so most people probably already know about it and the author Chris Baty, the founder of National Novel Writing Month. I have been living under a rock for several years, so please do not scream at me.
Wow.... I just spent 10 minutes staring at the front page of the NaNo website. They have been around for 10 years. They have winners and stuff. Well, I am not out to win an award...just yet.
My goal is to finish the darn thing(s).
Let's see, there are two sections, 9 chapters in all plus an Introduction.
Well, guess I should start...reading the book! After I cook dinner and stuff.
You know how things are.