Becoming Jill: Adventures in Adulthood

Wait, I have a blog?
October 17, 2010, 9:20 am
Filed under: NaNoWriMo

Hi! Bet you’ve missed me, right? No? Ok, then.

Anyway, my silence is largely due to my depression (I know, variations on a theme, right?) but I have come up with a plan to combat both my silence AND my depression!

I’ve joined NaNoWriMo! What, you say? Also known as National Novel Writing Month, the goal of NaNoWriMo is to write a 50,000 word novel entirely in the month of November.

So… why am I doing this? In the first place, I have been feeling really stuck for a long, long time. I am hoping that having a goal like this will give me something to do other than dwell on how miserable and depressed I am, and give me something to work towards, other than getting un-miserable and un-depressed. In the second place, I like to write, and don’t do it enough. I have spent years with novel ideas floating around in my brain, and now seems like the perfect time to get them out.

So… what’s my novel about? As of right now, I have no earthly clue. Luckily, authors are allowed to plan and make notes and outlines in advance of November 1st. I am coming a little late to the game, but hopefully I’ll be able to come up with something fabulous. Or, you know, at least interesting enough for people to want to read.

So… what do you think? Has anyone done this, or known someone who has?

In other news, I am turning 30 a week from today. Blarg.




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Happy, happy birthday, dear Jilly Bean – you can start celebrating right now! For the next seven days!:-)
Best wishes with your novel – may it be a winner and the beginning of a best-seller!

‘Cuz’ Piet Venter, in Pretoria

Comment by Piet Venter

How you uh, how you comin’ on that novel you’re working on? Huh? Gotta, gotta compelling protagonist? Yeah? Gotta obstacle for him to overcome? Huh? Gotta story brewing there? Nice little narrative? Beginning, middle, and end? Some friends become enemies, some enemies become friends? At the end your main character is richer from the experience? Yeah? Yeah?

If you don’t watch Family Guy, this may not be funny. But I assure you, it is. Click this.

And seriously, how’s the writing coming?

Comment by Angie

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