Monday, November 3, 2008


National Novel Writing Month is November. For several years now, I've heard all the hype surrounding this month as it relates to novel writers. And I've had several acquaintances sign up and join the mad dash to write 50,000 words in a month. And I thought they were crazy. And so I continued to think until last Friday. In my quiet time I was praying about another issue when the Lord challenged me to reexamine my reasons for not signing up for NaNoWriMo this year. So I started through the usual—November is a horrible month to attempt writing 50,000 words; I don't write "seat-of-the-pants"; I'm a planner, I need more time to plan this novel; etc. But He reminded me that I hadn't done too well writing on my own schedule. So I signed up. Now I have officially joined the craziness. And yes, I keep thinking I'm mad for doing so. BUT . . . I'm ahead of my needed word count per day, which I figured at 2500 words, not writing on Sundays and ending by midnight on the 25th (to give me time for Thanksgiving). So today, my second day of writing, I have 5972 words written. Three chapters of a cozy mystery.

Can't help but wonder if a cozy mystery can really be written SOTP. Probably not without a lot of revisions. But then, in the crazy world of NaNoWriMo . . . that's what December is for! LOL

Daily Bible reading: Tuesday, November 4—Nahum; Colossians 2
Wednesday, November 5—Habakkuk; Colossians 3
Thursday, November 6—Zephaniah; Colossians 4
Friday, November 7—Ezra 1–2; 2 Timothy 1
Saturday, November 8—Ezra 3–5; 2 Timothy 2
Sunday, November 9—Ezra 6–8; 2 Timothy 3
Monday, November 10—Ezra 9–10; 2 Timothy 4

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