It's that time of year to write a novel in a month!
I'm actually not starting a new story, instead I am continuing a story I have had since high school. It's getting revamped. Last summer I created an outline, this past summer I resumed writing, and now during this month of November, I am participating in Nanowrimo. If you don't know what that is, I explained in this post last July when this blog was born. The story for this month is called "Her War". Here is the temporary summery until I come up with something better:
It's the year 2110 and WW3 is here, but no one know how or why it started. Andrei was a photojournalist covering the beginning of the war and a Romanian diplomat and spy. Because of this, he realized the world governments were hiding something. The war didn't seem to be about nuclear weapons. A group of government officials and civilians band together to stop the war, but first, they must find Andrei. He left them a treasure hunt to find him and stop the war once and for all. However, when the group finds out the real reason for the war has less to do with nuclear weapons and more to do with people as weapons, their perspective changes. The objective transforms into a human rights fight. But can the team prove they're human?
It's been difficult trying to write while in school. I have so many things to do and sometimes I forget about Nanowrimo. However, I am getting some words down and that's the important thing. This is all about challenge and fun. I'll try to post more about my progress too! I will be working on a cover soon so stay tuned for that!
This upcoming November I am participating in Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month). The goal is to create a story and write at least 50,000 words. That's almost two thousand words per day. The tricky thing about this, is it's during a busy month for me in terms of school. Not only do I have classes, but I also have extracurricular activities and a job. Time management and lots of prayer are going to be a given. It means a lot for me to be able to compete in this. Writing a book it difficult, but writing it in one month during the school year? My goal is to have fun, try my best, and encourage others to do the same. Doesn't matter whether I reach 50k or not. What matters is I challenged my mind. I take Nanowrimo seriously as if it was a job because I truly enjoy honing my writing skills and getting better at something I love to do. This is my self-care, choosing something for me.
And with that, I will not post any blog posts this month so watch out for my Nano reflection December 2nd :)
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