I can’t believe what I’ve gone and done!
Signed up for NaNoWriMo2013. Kinda nuts don’t you think? I don’t know where to start. Have all these ideas bubbling in my head, but I have to make sure I don’t come across as guache – the newbie, only fit to be laughed at!
The story is there. I know this. I’ve lived it. I’ve dealt with the things I plan to describe – in that sense what I have in mind will be almost biographical, without the dry facts and dates and general boringness.
Alas, since I AM a newbie, I don’t know where to start. I don’t know if I should just sit down and start writing. Should I have a chapter plan? Decide which tidbits I want to write about? Sex scenes? Never had any success with those – think I’ll have to get the kid to help me write them – I’ll just embellish using my own setting and his ideas. I’ve tried to write those before – but if it comes from my pen I want to hose myself at the prose so they’ve never really seen the light of day. Then again, I prefer leaving things to the imagination when I write. Not so much when I read. Then I want the whole kit and caboodle so I guess the readers would also want that. Going to have to just sit down and write that one a few times until I don’t sound dilly to myself 🙂
I’m thinking some kind of plot planning won’t go amiss. I mean, regardless of who I write about, the fact is that this will be a love story. The one I want for myself, interspersed with bits from my Big Love Affaire with my dude, stuff that happened on my dating sprees, things I would like to experience, stuff I’ve struggled with…
Shit folks!!! My head’s been in a spin the whole day! Stomach in actual knots! This is so big, I might just disappear like a minnow down something bigger’s jaws, but I suppose it’s all in the experience not so? Once I have one down, the next one may go easier 😉
Back to my life outside of WordPress though. It would seem that the youngest is also going to look for greener pastures. In Belgium where he used to live before with daddy dearest. Difference is, this time he’ll not be a schoolkid, he will have to look after himself. Luckily he still has his Belgian ID, and friends that side. Job already lined up, place to stay. Now for the passport and then he’s off like last year’s cheese. And I’m left completely alone.
I can still not begrudge them the opportunity. They have to go and spread their wings. Parents have to be left behind. It’s the way of the world. Does not mean I have to like it! Even though it’s a bit softer on my pockets when mom is not just a phone call away! i’ll miss my boys. They both reckon they’ll sponsor me to go and visit them – I’d like to see that happening! As long as they pay the cars that will be standing in my property, they don’t need to do anything else!
Back to November. Chances are, if I’m going to do 1667 words a day, I’ll be very scarce. I apologise for that beforehand. But if I’m going to do this, I have to do it full out. Not just bits and pieces here and there, but the whole hog. That’s three posts this size, every day. With only one topic. Yeah. I can see that happening! Be that as it may, nothing ventured, nothing gained, so i will venture and see what the gains are – other than even more grey hairs and wrinkles!!
Hope your day is happy folks 😉