A little like Alexander and maybe a tiny bit like Hemingway???

Posted: October 31, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Ok Ok two huge sets of shoes to fill I know.. I know but allow me to take this time to explain myself. I will start at the beginning of November 2011. I read about this most excellent program and of course registered immediately.  The program is National Novel writing month, the month is November and in case you haven’t guessed the goal is to write a novel in a month.

An average novel contains 50,000 words in it and that is the measure of a novel for this program. Well I fell short by 12,00o words last November and if you own a calendar you know that November is knocking on the door. Well I am not one to give up so I am trying again.

I was trying to figure out why I failed last year, I mean besides the obvious lack of words, and I think much of my problems came for starting on a story that did not have an ending. My story last year had a beginning and a middle but I wasn’t sure how I should end it. Well last night I found myself struggling for sleep and came up with a story. The artistic part of me wants to say that I dreamed it but I am not sure for me the line between imagination and dream after 2 am is quite blurred, but as soon as I realized that I had a complete story for a novel I found my I pad and got to work with some book notes(is this cheating for the contest? I don’t think so these are merely notes so that I do not forget not words that will be counted for the contest).

So why do I feel a little like Alexander and a tiny bit like Hemingway? Well it is rumored that Alexander Graham Bell, one of the most famous inventors ever, slept with a notebook near his bed and when inspiration struck he would write down said inspiration. Now an I pad is not a notebook but pretty close.  So that is the Alex part and Hemingway yeah it’s a super stretch I mean Hemingway was the man! One of the greatest writers ever. I know I cannot hold a flame to the greats but I becoming with every keystroke on the word processor more and more a fan of writing. Am I any good??? Well you be the judge this year I plan on keeping a blog updated with my daily writing for my novel http://john3corriganbook.wordpress.com/. Now be warned to get at least 50000 words in the month of November I will need to write an average of 2000 words per day. This blog post is only 443 words so far and you are bored to death, also I will not have any words here http://john3corriganbook.wordpress.com/ until November 2nd but definitely book mark it and allow me to bore you to the brink and back.

P.S.

Happy Halloween

peace

john3c

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