So, if you’ve never NaNoWriMo’ed before, you should check it out. The goal is to write a 50,000 novel (well, novella really) in the month of November. It isn’t going to be good, or polished, or anything except written.
I tried it last year, but it was my senior year of college and I had a lot going on. Even my framework novella of short stories couldn’t withstand the pressure– though I do intend to finish it some day.
This year, thankfully, I am doing nothing with my life. (Ha, never thought I’d say that.) But I do acknowledge my inability to keep a coherent storyline going, so instead I am re-christening the project “Laurie’s NaNoWriMo Short Story Challenge”.
Along with a few friends, I am text messaging and e-mailing a daily prompt, with a goal of writing 1,600 word (or more) short stories each day. They will not necessarily be good, or polished. But they will be written.
I think I’m going to update this blog with each day’s prompt, and encourage anyone out there to take the challenge as well! Or if one particular prompt strikes your fancy, go ahead and write. And if you’d like additional incentive, or input, e-mail it to yeswecanwrite (at) gmail (dot) com. I’m not going to read anything unless you specifically ask, but I will keep track of the word counts. My story today had 1821 words.
Day One: In 1600 words or more, tell me a love story about a river.
Check out below the fold for the full rules of engagement, as laid out in my introductory e-mail to friends.
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