Sunday, November 03, 2013

Nano November Challenge

Everyone loves a good challenge! Especially at that time of year when the holidays are approaching and life is getting busier. I mean what's a little more stress in a stressful season?

So what do I do???

Accept the challenge, of course!  I'm taking a fiction writing course in hopes of improving my skills and the professor issued the challenge. Instead of turning in whatever the assignment of the week is, we can turn in a few pages of our Nano. Sounded like a good deal to me.

To make it even more fun I'm going to take the Hero's Journey the prof gave us and outline the story right there on the papers.

I've heard that Faulkner sometimes outlined his work on the walls of his home. I so want to do that! To see all your notes all over the walls would be inspiring. Of course, my dh doesn't understand these needs. He's patient enough with the mural of Diamond Head and parrots I painted on the wall in the spare room and that tiger I painted on the wall in one of the bedrooms. I'm thinking maybe I shouldn't push my luck.

So? Are you Nano-ing? Have you ever? If so, how did it go? Great American novel or another 500 page paperweight for the edge of your desk? not judge. Perhaps I needs a Nano for painting...


Charles Gramlich said...

An outline on a wall. That sounds pretty cool actually.

Natasha Fondren said...

OMG... that made me think of Deep Space Nine... remember at the end where alternate reality Sisko as a science fiction writer had his walls completely filled with his book? That would be so cool, to write a whole book on the walls of a room.

I thought it'd be cool to paint a wall with chalkboard paint. I think they also have that erasable marker whiteboard paint now, too, I'm not sure. It all just sounds so cool!