Stare at that name and remember it because you might see it again somewhere... We really should start at the beginning.
Some of you may know that I was in a car accident in January. At the time, I was working at a job that I really liked and despite my temporary status at the company they moved me to a different department where they had a lot of work to do which meant that I was going to be there for a while. Apparently, fate kicked me in the ass and I had a car accident in a vehicle that I drove many times up and down a mountain in worse conditions. I believe everything happens for a reason and I believe the reason was I am supposed to be a writer.
Okay so I started my freelance writing career and I feel I am moving toward a very satisfying career. I like writing web content, I really do and I hope to make it grow in the coming year. Those writing books and sites all say web content is fine to start with but I should be working on long articles for magazines. Not my style, there is a reason why I hated my major (journalism), I don't care for non fiction. I really can't come up with ideas and I am not much into hardcore researching. In that time, I also wrote a few ebooks some of them I got paid for and some of them I self-published. Things are looking up for me but as some of you know I have a lot of bad habits.
I have a bunch of stories that I don't finish maybe I can't figure out something or something seems hard so I just quit. Even though I get paid to write which is awesome when I have no work for the day I don't write. I waste a lot of time. Well so I decided this was the year to participate in NaNoWriMo. Some of you already know what this is but for those who don't National Novel Writing Month.
Starting November 1 through November 30 we are supposed to write 50,000 words maybe a full novel but at least get 50,000 words written in this amount of time. I just decided this week to participate because I need to break some very bad writer habits. I need to start and finish a story. I need to stop talking about writing novel one day and sit down and WRITE.
I know I can do this. For one of my jobs I wrote 10 1,000 word stories in 4 days, that's 10,000 words in four days. I can write thousands of words in one day depending on the work I have. Suburban Vampires- most chapters are around 2,000 words and I write one those in about an hour.
So here's what I know about the novel I am going to write the main character is a female and her name is Valisa Ravensquire. It is a horror and supernatural novel that takes place in Pennsylvania in a stone house called Moonswallow Gates. I have some scenes in my head and that's about it, I don't have much of a plot yet. I'm going to write this one by the seat of my pants and see where this adventure takes me.
Lastly, I want to thank my husband for being my support and kicking me in the ass (metaphorically speaking) when I need it.