Sunday, December 6, 2009

NaNoWriMo by Whitney

I MADE IT! I finished NaNoWriMo! (National Novel Writing Month.) I wrote a 50,000 word novel in 30 days! This totals to 175 pages! My book isn't finished yet, but wow, talk about a sense of accomplishment!

I am still writing, and one of the prizes I got for winning is a free paperback copy of my book, professionally printed with the cover of my choice. Cool or what? I am totally converted to NaNo, and I will be doing it next year too. It was many sleepless nights and calories consumed, and my laptop does not appreciate the daily workout it received, but by Jove, I did it!

Typing the 50,000th word in front of us at family night. (Mom asked her to wait an hour and a half so we could see her and celebrate together, but I'm sure it almost killed her to do it!)

Here is a teaser for Whitney's novel:
Mitchell is thirteen and he hasn't seen his mother since he was five and his dad ran off with him. Since then, he has moved around the country dozens of times. His father is usually gone on "business trips" and pretty much leaves Mitch to fend for himself. When he is home he is mean and perhaps slightly insane. Now Mitch is living in an apartment complex in Minnesota and meets up with an old family friend, who seems to keep popping up throughout his childhood. Odd things start to occur and he discovers that he is part of something bigger than he thought. Both sides are fighting to have him and during his adventure he ultimately has to decide which side to take, because apparently he has the ability to tip the scales in either direction.


Mrs. Organic said...

Wow! I am very impressed and the teaser has me wanting to read your novel. Way to go, Whit!

Bad Grammar - Good Design said...

Congrats whitney! that is great. ps this is quinn by the way, i have a blog now too.

Kerri said...

How did you hear about this? I'm sure my daughter would be interested in participating. I would love some info about it. Please email me at! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

WOW! Whitney that is awesome. Can't wait to read more. You must get that from the Rane side. Ha Ha
Love Grandma N

The Nielsen Clan said...

I'd love to read it! :)

Coral said...

That is a HUGE accomplishment! Way to go! What a great way to dive into novel writing.