Would You Like to Read my Romance Novel?

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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!

The 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?

MK xo
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Angella · November 19, 2009 at 1:37 pm

Go YOU!! I’m so far behind that it’s ridiculous. And will likely fail.

(Inside secret – it’s actually not a fiction piece that I’m working on. I’m just using NaNoWriMo to spurn me on.)

.-= Angella´s last blog ..On Being Crafty =-.

deb · November 19, 2009 at 1:53 pm

You have me SO curious about your book! I think it’s so fun that you wrote one! :)

Sheri · November 19, 2009 at 7:17 pm

YAY YOU! That is so inspiraional. I will definitely be checking out the website. Will we be getting a sneak peak?

Gayle · November 19, 2009 at 8:09 pm

Way to go!! So does anyone get to read it? Like me, maybe.

Jo · November 19, 2009 at 11:12 pm

Me too please!! And, congratulations!! What an accomplishment. You should be so proud of yourself.

Aaron Shaw Phd · November 19, 2009 at 11:36 pm

I have been writing in just this manner for some time. Just a page a day = a lot of writing!

Aaron Shaw PhD · November 19, 2009 at 11:37 pm

I also have been trying to get my wife to write. She is talented, but won’t budge.

witchypoo · November 20, 2009 at 6:28 am

Congratulations! Bit of an over-achiever, are you?
.-= witchypoo´s last blog ..Open Mouth Insert Foot =-.

Silvia · November 20, 2009 at 3:58 pm

Hello friend, I would like to read it!! Maybe I will try to start my own, when I was a child I wanted to be a writer, so far just a blogger, go figure!!

Congratulations on your almost-finished novel!!

kategvt · November 20, 2009 at 7:29 pm

ok…how do you do all of this…i’m amazed. if the book is even half as good as your pics you are going to have a best seller in your hands! let us know when we can pick up a copy here in the states! let those royalties start rollin’ in!

Amber's Crazy Bloggin' Canuck · November 22, 2009 at 1:18 pm

I can’t believe you’ve finished already. You’ll make everyone else look bad. :-)

.-= Amber’s Crazy Bloggin’ Canuck´s last blog ..Help me help Ellen DeGeneres help me get to the Olympics!!! =-.

Pauline · November 22, 2009 at 4:48 pm

Well done you!!! I am soooo impressed and YES, I WANT TO READ IT!!

I have failed miserably so far and have now lost the impetus. I found it much more difficult than I thought.

So, when can I read it then…?

Amy J in SC · November 23, 2009 at 7:54 am

I can hardly handle the mens enhancement ads on TV much less writing about it. Can’t wait to go check out that site. Always wondered how people write books.
.-= Amy J in SC´s last blog ..Redneck Toffee =-.

Business Grants · November 23, 2009 at 1:12 pm

I would love to read it as well! When will it be ready!?

Antonio Matias · November 23, 2009 at 1:47 pm

Must be hard to write one of those types of books without getting the feeling you’re being silly. I could probably never do it… so I’m impressed if you can pull it off with a straight face. I guess that’s the downside of being your own worst critic.

jafer · November 27, 2009 at 11:46 am

I could never write anything with a deadline attached to it, I’m lucky I can express myself at all, with no deadline. You’re a brave man, Charlie Brown.
.-= jafer´s last blog ..Wow, I’m Lazy =-.

Big Robby · November 30, 2009 at 12:52 am

Thanks a lot for telling me about this http://www.nanowrimo.org… My wife is writing a book right now and this would interest her! – And thanks for the compliment on my design skills… :)
.-= Big Robby´s last blog ..Twitter As A Business Tool =-.

soulsu · December 24, 2009 at 7:37 pm

Is it ready? Can we read it soon?

Tricia Marie · November 19, 2009 at 10:26 pm

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