November: Novel-writing Month!

I know very little about it, but I do know that November is supposed to be the month to write a book. A book in 30 days. I was supposed to motivate myself enough last year to do it, but I didn’t. So here I am, determined. This November is wide open to me – a huge blank canvas to fill with whatever I wish. Nothing makes more sense than to do this.

I started writing about 40 minutes ago – so it has begun! The idea is this: a memoir. I am going to take my blogs from here, starting with the very first one, entitled “Wanderlust” and copy and paste a couple at a time into a new Word document. From there, I will fill in all the many, many blanks of my Americana roadtrip. I want a true, descriptive memoir of my travels across America, and now is the time to do that, for I know eventually the memories will start to fade. I’m nervous – about how much I will remember (or forget) and even about the accuracy of my accounts, but at the same time, I’m excited. I know what I did this past summer was exciting and brave, and that is something I need to share with the world. I need to let others know that it is never too late, or too hard, to change the course of your life, or to heed those secret whispers of your soul.

So wish me luck! I will try to keep you updated as best as possible – I only hope that I stick to a semi-strict schedule of writing each and every day, in order to have a rough draft of a full memoir completed by the end of the month. 🙂 I can do this… I can I can.


  1. Clay said,

    November 4, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    In the words of a famous Cajun, “YOU CAN DO IT!!!”

  2. Jess said,

    November 7, 2008 at 9:47 am

    I’ve got a comment. Don’t forget about this blog! I enjoy reading it and miss hearing the goings on of your life. Don’t forget!!

  3. alexbettylou said,

    November 8, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    Hey, came across your blog randomly and thought I’d comment cause I too am writing memoirs for NaNoWriMo! I’ve not got anything as exciting as travel to talk about yet – mine’s about my preparations to emigrate at the end of this year 🙂 Good luck! I’m not doing so well, only 4000 words in after a whole week. I’ve put mine up on my blog, in the hope it’ll make me keep going!

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