I can hear your sighs now, how in the world can she write a 50,000 word novel in one month when she doesn’t even post to her blog once a month.
I’m starting over, (again). Clean slate. I am going to forgive my self so I hope the great spirit on the internet forgives me too. :)
This is my definition of my goal : I will write a 50,000 word novel this month, November 2008.
What has put this crazy idea into her head you ask? Well, I’m glad you asked.
See there’s this lady. She lives across the “Big Pond” from me with her husband and her cute little daughter. She comes up with the most amazing ideas and when she is on to something she doesn’t let go. Along her way she shares her experiences in a most inspirational way. You just can’t help but get caught up in her enthusiasm for her work.
Maybe you know her, Michelle at Scrapability, her scrapbooking blog. Well, now she has a writing blog “Juiced on Writing”. Love that title by the way. Through this blog she has inspired me to experiment and take a couple of online courses in writing, social networking and mind mapping. Now to explain how all of those got into one sentence, it would take us off on another journey I hope to post about soon. Back to NaNoWriMo. Focus…….focus…….
Michelle has posted a series of posts tracking her preparation for the month of November and to start her off on her novel. They include Mind Maps which are very detailed in the process of fleshing out your novel.
I have been in love with Mind Maps for about 10 years now so I just can’t stay away now that she is using them. Have you seen her mind map on Creating a Digital Scrapbook Album. A must see. Very visual.
I will be using the Mind Manager Program to help organize my novel like Michelle. She has also written about concepts of mind mapping and listed other free mind mapping options if you would like to give it a try.
Progressing right along, she is now v-logging. She is always on the cutting edge. So with that and some other things, I am looking forward to reaching my goal.
And here on the first day, it is Digital Scrapbooking Day. So many things to check out and download, a true digital overload.