Last year a couple of the other teachers and I ran a NaNoWriMo club twice a week after school. It was an interesting experience, and it looks like we’ll be doing it again this year!
I’m practically beside myself with excitement. Knowing that my middle schoolers are looking up to me as an example makes me all the more motivated to write. A couple of them know what my book is about and seem to think the the plot is cool. Likewise, a few have shared their ideas with me and I’m thoroughly impressed with their ingenuity.
I’ve been ironing out a lot of the minor details in my story. I know the basic plot arcs and how the story ends, but it’s all too easy to say “they become friends.” Well, okay, that’s nice. How?
Usually I’d bounce ideas off my mother, but I’m trying not to spoil the book for her so that when she reads it, it’ll be sort of exciting. Last year I was basically just like “Okay, what now? And then? How do yo think ______ should happen?”
NOW I HAVE TO DO EVERYTHING MYSELF AND IT IS HARD AND I AM SAD AND ADMIRE MY WOES BECAUSE GOODNESS ME MY LIFE IS HARD OKAY IT IS GEEZE.
i don’t know how to make my novels last more than a couple of weeks. seriously. how are you supposed to indicate large chunks of time going by? new chapter = OKAY NOW IT IS WEEKS LATER AND ALL OF THIS STUFF HAS HAPPENED BUT YOU DON’T GET TO BE PRIVY TO IT.
guess this year’s novel will also take place over the course of a month!