Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My Attempt at Novel Writing!

 Hello! This is Kit.
As you may know, November is NaNoWriMo, that is, National Novel Writing Month.
Well, earlier today, Samantha and I were playing rather noisily, and Mimi asked us to kindly be a little quieter, because she was writing.
"Hey, is it NaNoWriMo again?" I asked eagerly. I had forgotten all about it. "Can I do it this year?? Please??"
"Kit," Mimi said. "First off, it's already November 15th; you've missed half of NaNoWriMo. Also, are you sure that you're up to writing a novel? Aside from blog posts, the last thing I saw you write was "A chicken named Henry", and that was months ago."
"Of course I can!" I said indignantly. "And Samantha will too."
Samantha wasn't really listening right then, but when I informed her that she would be participating, she didn't mind.
"Well, all right." Mimi finally consented. "What are you going to make your word count goal?"
I thought for a second. "How does 30 words sound?" I asked.
She said that sounded fine, although I think she was giggling. I don't see what was so funny, personally.
"So," I conceded. "Since I only have fifteen days left, I guess I'll have to write 2 words a day."
"Are you sure you want to do this?" Mimi asked. "I think you'll need a lot of dedication to write two words a day."
I think she was being sarcastic.
I picked up my notebook. I tore a page out for Samantha to write on, and after giving it to her, I started to write. Well, no, I didn't start immediately. First I had to sit there and think for a few minutes. It was worth it though, because I came up with the perfect beginning.
"It was a dark, and stormy night." I wrote.
I smiled. I'm already way ahead of the game. I don't have to write for two days, if I don't want to.
I peeked over at Samantha's paper. She already had her beginning, too. "Once upon a time," she had written. "There were two fluffy little bunnies."
She may have more words than I do, but I think I like my opening more. It's more dramatic, and also more original.
I ran over to the computer, and typed it into the NaNoWriMo website, so there would be no doubts as to whether or not I had my seven words.
Well, that's about all. I don't really have anything else to say, and I think that I should be writing on my novel.
Oh, and if you were wondering what happened to that post that Samantha was supposed to write a few weekends ago, you're not the only one. Apparently she forgot about it, or something. That's Samantha for you.



Spicemuffin and Company said...

Cool! I'm sure your novel will be great, Kit. Don't stop writing!!

Emma said...

Hi Kit! I am Emma's Doll Kit. I am sure your novel will be great! My auntie is participating. She is writing 50,000 words!!!

The Crazy Doll Lady!! said...

KEWL Kit .. we are rooting for you .. congrats on the first seven words .. every little word helps .. cannot wait to hear your story if you are going to share when you are done ..


Rita said...

Kit, sweetie, I'm thinking your hair has a pink tinge to it. Is that maybe the light coming in your attic window? Or do you have a bit of a "do." Don't get me wrong, it looks great--love the style. Good luck with your writing. I can't wait to see what happens on that dark and stormy night. ^__^ Ed Bulwer-Lytton.

mimi said...

Spicemuffin: Thank you! I won't. I haven't gotten to write much in the past couple days, but I'm sure it will work out! :D

Emma: Thanks! Wow, that's a lot of words! I don't know if I've ever seen that many in one place, much less written that many!! :P

The Crazy Doll Lady: Thank you! I think I probably will post it here when I'm done, if it turns out well. :)

Rita: Thanks! I'm pretty sure it's the light, unless I'm secretly a strawberry blond and never heard about it... :D
I'm excited about how it will turn out too! A lot can happen on a dark and stormy night in thirty words. :)

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