Monday, October 17, 2011

I'm gonna do it!


OK. I'm in. At first I didn't think I'd do NaNo again. I've done it a couple of times and the novels I wrote ended up being junk. I did learn a lot, but it's a big goal in a short amount of time. I didn't know if it would be worth it.

I just signed up to take the Full Novel Course through the Institute of Children's Literature. I'm just getting started and I wasn't sure if I should put any more work on myself than I already have. I decided to approach this differently, though. This year, instead of writing my actual novel, I'm going to brainstorm the back story of my current book. That way I'm not working against the course that I'm taking. Instead, I'm supplementing it.

Plus, I need to get back into a regular writing routine. My discipline has gone astray over the past couple of years. It's time that I get serious again and get my butt back in the chair. NaNo is a great way to do it.

So, who else is in? I'm CEvers on the Nano web-site if you want to add me as a buddy. :0)

15 comments:

Angela Ackerman said...

Awesome Christy! I'm not doing it this year but I'll be cheering you on!

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

C.R. Evers said...

Thanks Angela! I hope that getting back into regular writing time also means that I"ll be getting around to blog visiting too. So I hope to see you around!

Bish Denham said...

Good for you Christy! Next time I get a blurb from ICL for the novel course I'm gonna do it!

Marcia said...

Enjoy the course, Christy!

C.R. Evers said...

Thanks Bish! As a side note, I found that you can request which instructor that you want, as long as he/she is available.

C.R. Evers said...

Thanks Marcia! :0)

Kelly Polark said...

Good luck to you, Christy!
I'm in too, but I guess I'm so new I didn't realize I needed o sign up. Doh! Will do so.

C.R. Evers said...

YaY Kelly! I'll be cheering you on!

Kim Kasch said...

Oh you daring soul:) I just don't think I can commit to anything more right now :( but I'll be cheering for y'all

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Good for you! NaNo and the full novel course. That's GREAT! I'll be cheering you on every step of the way!

Lena Coakley said...

Bravo! I find Nano a bit too stressful, but I'm in awe of those who do it! Cheering you on.

C.R. Evers said...

Thanks Kim! Good luck with what you have going on!

Thanks Cynthia! :0)

Hi Lena! Thanks for the cheers! :0)

Ian Sands said...

Namowrite? What a great idea! Why didn't I think of that?!

Ian Sands said...

Nanawritmo? What a great idea! Why didn't I think of that?!

wordwranglernc said...

I need to add you to my NaNo list. I'm Donna Earnhardt on there, I think. Or maybe it's Rubble? I'll check and see and add you to my buddy list!

I am in need of a button for my blog, though. Where did you find the 2011 version? Is it on the site?