Today is November 21st. I just discovered the National Novel Writing Month competition. Okay, so it’s not really a competition per se, more like a bunch of nuts getting together to encourage each other to write. The object is to write a fictional novel of at least 50,000 words between November 1st and November 30th. I just found out about it today. And being the nut that I am, and the fact that I have always dreamed of writing a novel, but never gotten myself motivated enough to do so, I’m going to make an attempt. It may not be possible. I have a 4 1/2 month old tyke. I work part-time. I have an apartment to clean, food to cook, a husband to make happy. But it’s also Thanksgiving week, meaning I have Wednesday, Thursday and Friday off work. Can it be done? Time will tell. Will I enjoy the challenge? Definitely. So, that said, here’s a link to what I’ve written so far. It may or may not be all of Chapter 1. I would love some feedback. Ask questions, tell me what you think (brutal honesty is just fine), and give me some encouragement. And keep in mind, this is a rough draft – as in, I’m not editing anything (unless that little dotted red line appears under a word – I can’t stand that!). I will try to keep you posted every couple of chapters, so check back often!

My 9 Day Novel