October 29, 2012
Writing, in my opinion, does not take talent but imagination. Some writers can put the pen to paper (or hands on keyboard) and a story will pour out of them like water to a glass. Others, like myself, can hammer out a few solid pages of awesomeness, quickly doubt themselves, and throw it away. No matter how far I get, the outcome is always the same. It is a story that bloomed in my mind, was sure to be terrific, and ends up not being more than a few paragraphs.
This road block has been more than frustrating for years, but there is hope for us two-pagers. It's called Nanowrimo. Standing for National Writer's Month, Nanowrimo challenges writers to turn off their "editor" and go the distance. Here is the challenge: Begin writing on November (National writers month) 1st and by the 30th have 50,000 words of raw brilliance! This challenge is a good way for people who love to write but cannot seem to get past word count or content. Of course, it may not be a bestseller or even anything you wish to see published, but it is a very exciting idea to say "Yeah, I've written a novel!"
The website allows you to create your own profile, log your word count, and chat with other writers! We are excited also to offer Nanowrimo write-in sessions at the Smithville Branch this year. The sessions start at 6:30 p.m. and go until 8:30 p.m. The dates are Thursday November 1st, 8th, 15th and the 29th. Bring your laptops, paper, brains, and energy. Let's get our Write on.