Sunday, October 17, 2010

NaNoWriMo: the beginning

NaNoWriMo begins in 16 days.  My kids still want to do it. They still want me to do it.  I still am not into writing fiction - I never even made up stories for my kids when they were little; I just read to them.  At least, that's how I remember it. They keep telling me I made up stories about a mouse but no one remembers anything about them or even the mouse's name, so I think they created a memory.  Will they be in therapy in years to come because I didn't make up stories for them?

But anyway, I'll go for it.  I tried to take the first step yesterday by signing up on the website.  But my preferred login name was taken!  Who else would be Marbel?  (That's pronounced "marble" by the way, and is an old family nickname.)  So now I'm stumped.  I can't come up with a name. 

And if I can't come up with a user name, how will I write an entire novel?

4 comments:

Jana said...

The key to successfully doing NNWM is to just WRITE. Even if it doesn't make a whole lot of narrative sense, or isn't a complete idea. Many writers use it as an opportunity to mine the depths of their imagination, and if there is nothing there, drag something out anyway.

I've found it works best when you say, "I'm going to write X amount of words each day," and stick to that. Even if it is bad, you cannot judge. If it makes no sense, do not judge. JUST WRITE!

Good luck :)

wayside wanderer said...

Well, I'm impressed that you would give the writing a try. I will be cheering you on. Maybe you could do something like a fictionalized memoir. :D

I am glad you mentioned how to pronounce your pretty, unique name. In my mind I have been saying Mar-bell so am going to correct that. The closest to your name I have ever heard was a lady named Mabel (maw BELL).

Linda said...

Wow...that sounds like fun...don't over think it though...you'll come up with a user name...and off you'll go....

Kerri said...

I hate trying to figure out user names too. :P

What the kids will get us into...