Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Link to my NaNoWriMo Profile and Novel Excerpt

Hi and welcome to my blog. I am so happy to know someone, anyone is possibly reading this! Somewhere deep inside me there are so many things screaming to get out. A lawyer, an actress, a poet, and most aggressively, a writer. I have designated 2005 and 2006 as the years I am going to work to "help the creative process along", instead of hindering it as I have been so very adept at doing in the past. So to that end, I have created this blog and this is my very first post.

Additionally, I have looked for any opportunities which encourage, cajole, or just plain force me to do more writing including opportunities focused on creative fiction as well as creative non-fiction which is a new-found interest. In the pursuit of increasing my creative writing output, I joined writers all over the world who are participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), a project whose sole purpose is to drive writers to produce quantity (50000 words to be exact during the month of November), while relegating the idea of quality to a later point in time referred to by Brandon Massey in his Tailspinner blog (www.brandonmassey.blogspot.com) as National Novel Revision Year (NaNoRevYr). I only discovered NaNoWriMo while catching up on the blog of one of my new favorite authors a sharp sista by the name of Tayari Jones (www.tayarijones.com) who I recently had the pleasure of meeting at the National Book Club Conference (NBCC) (www.nationalbookclubconference.com) back in August. She is the author of two fabulous pieces of literature that I have had the pleasure of reading, Leaving Atlanta and The Untelling. Check out her website especially if you are an aspiring writer (note I said writer not author) yourself as she posts many useful tidbits on her blog. Anyway, Tayari's blog introduced me to NaNoWriMo, which I subsequently joined last Monday about halfway through the allotted timeframe, and thus I am sending this link (www.nanowrimo.org/userinfo.php?uid=122943) to my profile on their website where you can read a short excerpt of my NaNo novel.

Well, I guess I have rambled enough for my first official post. Please check out my NaNo novel if you have the time and hit me back here with your comments. I'm very interested in your feedback, and would really appreciate hearing from you whether you like what you read or not. Also feel free to share about things that may be on your mind as well, especially as it pertains to writing. While you're surfing the net, check out the other links I have included as well, as these sites have much to offer.

Until we meet again which once you get to know me better you'll find could be anytime day or night, take a lesson from me that was a long time in coming and get out of your own way and let the writer, dancer, singer, or whatever in you get out and at least get some air!


ghstwriter said...

I recently found out about NaNoWriMo (well just today) and I actually started writing. I'm an aspiring writer/poet who will be published in 2006.

Grab your blessings as someone always tell me. See ya in Blog world!

LadyLee said...

Hey Sharon, I mistakenly put my comment on the wrong post (LOL)!

But I admire that you are taking this challenge. You go, girl!

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