Forgot NaNoWriMo, and it’s already 3 days in!

Blog-Child-Support-Oh-No-261x300The month of October seemed to just disappear from me!  Today I woke up, drove to work, sat in my cube, and realized I’ve missed 3 days of my absolute first National Novel Writing Month! Hopefully the writing gods will forgive me!

So, I have now officially made an account on http://nanowrimo.org/. We shall see if this will finally jump-start my writing.  I have chosen to flesh out a novel idea that is very personal to me. Unfortunately, it really is still just an idea in my head, but I will update the Four Girls Novel page as I keep going this month.

Found Treasure: Writer’s Toolbox

I am still working on getting that piece about the guy who hates traffic down. I’m reminded of it each morning and evening. I just need to put pen to paper and write. With my masterful skills of procrastination, I found what I think is brilliant! It is a Writer’s Toolbox compiled by Ryan Lanz on A Writer’s Path.

I especially like the link for how to describe your bodily reactions to your emotions. Check it out: 41 Flavors of Body Language for Writers. As a writer, one thing I have struggled with is getting descriptions right. Sometimes I wonder if I will go overboard and I believe that thought keeps from then doing as much description as I need.

I think this toolbox will defiantly help me out of procrastinating! What do you guys think of it?

How to Make Characters Uncomfortable

Look what I found on Read to Write Stories: How to Make Characters Uncomfortable, by Michael Noll! What an interesting idea! It’s guaranteed drama for someone to have to deal with a dislike. I always loved how it could turn really comedic. For some reason the image that is called to mind is Mr. Bean.

Hmmm… I wonder what Mr. Bean and tomorrow’s traffic will inspire for me? I see a man hating cars in my future. Stay tuned…