Would you like to read my romance? You would? Fat chance…
I’ve reached the 50,000 word goal of NaNoWriMo.org. Actually, I reached it on the 17th.
I’m not done yet though. I still have to write the last few pages of my romance. You know, the part where they declare their undying devotion to each other, strip naked and live happily ever after. Bwahahaha.
Truthfully, my romance is what is considered a ‘contemporary romance’ and they’ve been getting naked for quite some time. The HUSSY!
sex love scenes were the most difficult to write and I seriously wouldn’t have gotten past ‘throbbing erection’ without the vocabulary suggestions on this site: Sex in the Romance
I’d never heard of NaNoWriMo.org until Angella over at DutchBlitz.net mentioned that she was doing it (Thanks Angella!). I didn’t have a clue what to write about or how to do it. I’ve never considered myself a writer. A blogger, yes, but not a writer and I wasn’t sure if I would have anything to say with out photos.
Three things have surprised me most:
1. It is way easier than I thought.
2. Writing a novel is just as much fun as reading one. It just takes a lot longer!
3. I’ve been using quotation marks incorrectly, much of the time.
I love reading. I’ve often finished a book and thought I could do that. However, I’ve always been of the opinion that in order to get started I needed a plot, an outline, details. I discovered doing NaNoWriMo that this is just not the case.
It might be the case if you are writing the next best seller, but if your end goal is just ‘a novel’, not even a good novel just a novel. Then all you really need is a deadline and rudimentary spelling abilities. Lucky for me, I have both.
Other helpful knowledge: No-one ever has to read your book but you, so just keep going. Nothing is written in stone, keep going and fix it (edit it later).
I am going to write the ending soon –> like today. Then what to do?
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