Sunday, September 12, 2010

Black Sand Beach

Yesterday, I was reading Chris Baty's book on NaNoWriMo--No Plot? No Problem where he provides insights on writing a novel in a month and I was intrigued, to say the least that to write 50,000 words in a month you only need to write about 2000 words a day for 30 days. And, he says you can start without a plot and just go for it. So being the writing geek that I am, I came home and tried it. I wrote 2000 words on Diary of a Wild Brazilian (my daughter's title for my novel) and it was great. I had fun with it, it took me about an hour and I actually liked what I wrote. Yeah, it is a rough draft, but I believe Chris, you can only learn to write if you write…so writing I am. It felt good to see the word count go up, and up, and up while I was having fun being wild with my imagination…yes, great fun to be had this coming NaNoWriMo…

Why a month? Quote, "When you have nothing to do, getting out of bed and washing yourself before 2:00 p.m. feels like too much work to even contemplate. (p. 17)"

Ain't life great!!! I am feeling so inspired…you bet my muse is being well pampered these days…I am being very indulgent.

Write your joy…

Con un pan y cafecito, seguimos adelante!!!



  1. Ay, I love your post, niña. I bought the book and I´m waiting for it. I´m on page 78 of my next novel and for NanoWrimo I will start a new one.
    Thank you so much for your post!

  2. Gracias, mi amiga...que fun...I m starting a new novel for NaNoWriMo as will love the book, it has great ideas and is very funny. Will be posting more in the next few days.