No Novel Writing Month.
It’s going to be a real crack at it this November. I will actually write a novel this time. Why is that? Is it because I’m as sure as that person that makes their unteenth New Year’s Resolution with too much unrealistic optimism? And fails. Of course. Well, that cannot be me upon any circumstances. I have what is called a Capstone – the proof of my college experience being worth something. Whatever I create in this class called a Capstone where I write the equivalent of a thesis, it will be what anyone and everyone sees in my hire-me portfolio. Idk who will read a whole novel, but anyways, that’s what the Capstone topic is for next school quarter.
You can tell the teacher of this class has a sense of humor. Heheh. In fact, I know and love this teacher. We’re write (oh God, convenient typo) in season for NaNoWriMo. Where would I be in English academia without him? Teachers like Eric Selinger help my curriculum to be less boring, and widens my perspectives on how and where to write. He even started a blog himself, upon being the trendsetter for teaching about the Romance genre at DePaul University (mine)! I doubt that “If he can do it, I can do it,” was in my mind subconsciously when I asked him about his blog, however it was an encouragement to know that people around me were blogging successfully (there’s quite a few). His expertise is romance – research, writing, conversing about it and the theories behind its creation and its history. He teaches at my college and with all that he taught me regarding composing short fiction and reproducing literary techniques, I will now be learning from him how to write a novel.
The first step into getting into NanoWriMo is to not sweat it. Hard to do, easy to say. Yes. Subscribe to the NaNoWriMo newsletter perhaps. Get motivation from friends and family in or that are into the literary world. Get your rough draft out there. Your roughest, first draft. The final draft does not come from you. It comes from your peers.
Walk into that blank page with pride. Write. Want to really post that material out there? Want anonymous commentators? Want to expand into the online world rather than the physical and tangible? Then get on Reddit, Fanfic.net, Wattpad, or the lovely platform WordPress itself on which you are reading this! Maybe even Quora could be there for you if you phrase your novel chapters into a question on what could be better in your piece!
I hoped this inspired you for NaNOWriMo! Get your ass out there! Or at least your toes. Dip a couple of them them into writing! Start early if you’re heavily ambitious and want a head start! I love you, WordPresser readers and writers! And cheers to another year of having written for and read from the homosapien masses!
Thanks for reading!
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