Sunday, May 8, 2011
Irresistible Sweetness, and BuNoWriMo
Last week was my week for blog awards, as Katie at Katie O'Sullivan gave me the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award on her blog. I am very grateful to Katie, and happy to be able to add this award to my sidebar. Katie is lucky enough to live on Cape Cod, and she is the editor of Cape Women Online magazine. She is also a fantastic writer. I met Katie during the A-Z Challenge, and I highly recommend her blog to anyone who is not already familiar with it. Huge thanks to Katie for my award!
On another note, I have decided to sign up for BuNoWriMo, hosted by the great writers at Burrowers, Books, and Balderdash. I learned of BuNoWriMo thanks to Laura at Daily Dodo, and I'm so glad I came upon the link when I did.
BuNoWriMo is modeled after the popular NaNoWriMo that takes place each year in November. I've never participated in NaNoWriMo, but I've read about it many times. I've thought about participating this year, but I hated the thought of waiting until November to give it a try. That's why BuNoWriMo is so perfect for me, as it takes place in June.
The goal, like NaNoWriMo, is to write a novel in a month. I have no idea if I will be able to accomplish this, but my primary goal is to get a workable first draft written. I have been kicking around ideas for a mystery/suspense novel that I want to write, but I am terrible about just writing a draft without worrying about editing. I edit so much, I end up not getting anywhere. So I'm hoping the fast pace of the novel writing challenge will allow me to get a first draft finished, as I won't have time to edit and obsess over each paragraph.
I needed a break this month after completing A-Z in April, but I'm looking forward to giving this new challenge a try in June. If you're interested in getting involved, you can learn more about it here, and here.
It all starts on June 1st, and I can't wait. I'm very excited to see what I'll have to work with by the time June 30th rolls around. Here's hoping for a coherent, or at least semi-coherent, first draft!