50,000 Words in 30 Days, 29.

I started off 2011 with high hopes that at the end of the year I would have taken 365 photos – one for each day – as a documentation of my life and to combat boredom. At the beginning of the year, I was unemployed and I shot and shared every day but one [due to illness] for the first three months. As soon as I landed my current job I was always too tired to shoot, or simply forgot.

However disappointed I am in myself for having aborted the Project 365, it has not stopped me from taking on a new, and several times harder, challenge- I will be writing a novel in 30 days, sorry 29.

I have taken the first step of temporarily leaving facebook, [now what?]. My dear friend Google provided me with a leaflet on ‘The Parts of a Novel’ and I feel that I would have been better off if I hadn’t read it. This now feels like a technical task but perhaps the fun will return once I find my problem, develop a theme and chart the plot [I know it’s the other way around].

There is a story, though, that I have desired to tell for the past several months and although I doubt that 30 days will extract it from my soul, I am endeavoring to at least make a novel of the simplest part. I hereby pre-thank all those who will read it and pray for the energy to deliver something that will make it worth your while.

– Karee

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  1. D ann Johnson
    Posted November 2, 2011 at 7:17 PM | Permalink

    I know the novel will be a hard one to put down; after-all I was held captive by the blog (smile). As you said it may take longer than the 29 days to extract the story from your soul…for I sense your soul unfolds in a few miles. I await your novel and if you desire you have my permission to name me as one of your dedications…smile.

  2. Mama D
    Posted November 3, 2011 at 6:51 AM | Permalink

    Well, here’s to you and the remaining 28 days too! I doubt the gin will help, but they say exercise does and early nights!
    I like to think of my characters as real people, perhaps miniatures, sitting on my shoulder, telling me how they want their stories told…something I learned from Alice Walker. You may find your own ruse to bring things alive, your own muse, to coach you.

    I look forward to evidence of your striving and surviving and if I use some of this month to further my own work, I will be positively delighted!

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