I took on this challenge back in October as my writing/author friends joined the #NaNoWriMo this month. We each had our own challenges. But they both involved writing and a commitment. I wasn’t sure I could do a blog post a day for a whole month and honestly, I didn’t but I did make thirty blog entries this month. So for that I am proud of myself for making the commitment and for finishing what I started.
My goal was to share more information about authors I love to read, and I have. I have shared author and book information as well as found new followers here on my blog. I need to now go and follow a bunch of friends that I haven’t had the time to go check out their blog pages.
Thank you for taking this ride with me. I am glad I did this.
As I mentioned before, some friends are participating in the NaNoWriMo this month. One friend in particular, has given me the amazing privilege to read the work as she writes. I am more and more impressed as each chapter is written and the story unfolds. All the little details she inserts, the twists and turns the story takes and how real the characters are becoming. I am not sure who is having more fun, her or me? Except that she knows how this ends and I don’t and I am sitting here, not very patiently waiting for the next chapter. Waiting to see what “he” does and how “she” reacts…and if it is all a dream I will send myself in an email to the author and strangle her neck when she opens the email. No, just kidding. But I won’t be very happy. But in the end, the author is the author and it is their story to tell. And I am enjoying the growth of the author and the characters in the story. Thank you for taking me on your journey with you.
This saying is so true! I have some friends writing this month for the #NaNoWriMo and this saying is the epitome of their life right now. Every picture, song, phrase, makes them think. It might alter their character’s outcome or change the conflict of the characters. A song can change the scene to match the words in the song. An occurrence in their real life can make them want to have the characters experience the same.
They eat, dream, breathe and sleep their characters. The characters cause the authors to forgo their normal chores, plans and activities. Authors can’t wait to get back to writing. They can’t stop talking about them. It is almost like they are real people. I suppose when the book is done, they almost are real. They have lived with them for so long. They know them best. That’s why we fall in love with them.
Some of my friends have entered the NaNoWriMo this month taking the challenge to write a 50,000-word novel and I, since I am not an author, took the bloggers challenge to blog every day called NaBloPoMo sponsored by BlogHer. So I signed up. Added my blog to the list and I have committed to blogging every day this month. I saw my blog name, #434 on the list. Pretty cool! And now…I must write. Each day.