It’s coming up on that time again when we should have another writing marathon. I think our first one together was in March, long, long ago.
I haven’t talked this over with Ann Dee yet, but I have been thinking of doing something like a half NaNo. So rather than a full month, we’d work hard for two weeks.
First, I have to finish my novel that I am on now (I am getting close to done on it, but life has gotten in the way. Weird, isn’t it, that if I were a dentist, I would still go in to work, but because I am a writer I don’t work the same way?).
How about March 17- 31? From St. Patrick’s Day till the end of the month?
Are you in?
You can start a new book or complete the one you are on. You can do a rewrite or see if you can complete a rough and dirty draft in two weeks. There is no word limit. You make your own goals.
I’ll keep thinking of how to make this work for us.
We will end with a few prizes AND with a reading and lunch for those that join us in person. Sound good?
Also, guess what, I am reading The One Minute Millionaire.
Plus, this isn’t as fun, today I go to the doctor. Last time I went because of the Eternal Cough (that I still have). Now it’s something different. But because of the EC, I am looking to move. We need a place to buy. A place to settle down. Financially, I don’t have a lot of money (Yet. See title of book I am reading) but the girls and I have moved far too much. And I think this house we’re in has contributed to my illness. Certainly to my stress. The gas bill has been over 300 $ one month, 200 this month. And electricity is just as bad. Yes! For a one story home.
Do you know a place that someone might be selling? Or a place that someone wants to rent long term? Let me know. 🙂
Exercise: What if you wrote a book about a girl who’s dad is always trying to make the family rich, but falls short all of the time. So they have to move constantly. And he’s reading The One Minute Millionaire. Then Mom ends up sick. What would be the first paragraph of that novel? Remember, Richard Peck says we are no better than our first line, so make it a doozy. In fact, make all the lines of that paragraph amazing.
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