NaNoWriMo

I’ve recently found out a group and a website called NaNoWriMo, which stands for National Novel Writing Month.

At the beginning I didn’t know what this was about, but then I decided to join the group on face book. What I knew was that some people were trying to write a novel, an entire novel, in one month! What I didn’t know was that the group on face book was the top of the iceberg!

When I decided to have a look at the website I realized that there are members coming from all over the world. There are thousands of them, divided in areas, regions and cities.

It is amazing. The more I surf on internet, the more I find something new about the writing I didn’t know and I’ve never suspect existed.

I opened the account on the website, and now I’m one of the official participants.

Everything will start the 1st of November and will end the 30th. The challenge is to write a novel from the scratches, although some plotting is allowed before you start the actual writing. The novel had to be minimum 50,000 words, even if I saw at least one person who was aiming to the double!

I don’t even know if I’ll manage to go on the half way through but I want to try. The period of “No, I don’t want to do that”/ “It’s too difficult” / “It’s impossible” is over, now I have to do what I want to do and to try new things and to challenge myself. That’s the things I’m trying to do now, but I’ll tell you better in another post.

I have no idea what I will write about. I have loads of ideas in my head and a kind of neurons storm in my brain, but I believe I’ll do something fantasy.

I think that the best solution is jotting all my ideas on a piece of paper and then see what inspire me most.

Considering that I’m on holiday at the moment and when I’ll come back I’ll have to work and move in the new house I think that the task to write 2,000 words per day will be tough! But I’ll try to be tougher!

I also think that maybe when my colleagues tell me that I’m weird /mental/quirky, although they say it is a compliment, they’re telling a great truth!!!!

The only problem would be update regularly this blog, but I suppose that I’ll put here too my word count and some excerpts from the book as I’ll have to do on the account on the NaNoWriMo.

I already know that this will be stressful but hugely fun!

So happy week to everybody!!!

 



Mickey Mouse and Co.

After the latest happenings I think it’s right to show you a post I wrote a few months ago! I’ll keep for me the comment people wrote about it for obvious reasons!

Today has been another day that you’d rather dump in the farest bin!

How’s possible working in a place where two or three buffoons rule the entire world. Do you know what? On a certain point of view they’re helping me: I’ve never had so much self-confidence, but I start thinking that I’m not so bad! Even if the little squirrel inside my brain the most of the time is in hangover (at least he drinks) I can still think more that these people all together!

And you know another thing? I’m pretty sure that someone loyal to the dark empire, would report this post to the dark emperor, but I don’t care! Number one because it means that they fear the truth so much that they simply have you to shut up and number two because I want really having a fun in watching which is their limit! I mean, apparently you’re not able anymore to do whatever you please in your time off, but they should understand that the “7 years apprenticeship” thing is not valid anymore, we’re in 2010, you know?

So let me tell what I think!

I’ve always thought that you needed a degree to run a place like a tourist attraction, but apparently you don’t need one.

If it’s like that, I think that from tomorrow I’ll look for a place as a manager in another area.

I saw a few of the big bosses today coming in and I thought that all the hiring problem is explained.

Maybe they are managers in training but I wonder who took on bord Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Minnie Mouse in the higher ranks.

Well, if the aim was to make people laugh is fine, but if it was to improve the image of the company probably they should think twice before they accept Goofy too!

Let’s be serious, in my workplace people who work hard can be counted on the fingers of ONE hand, and if you consider that we’re more than 50, just in my area, probably there is something that doesn’t work!

Anyway there is no way to speak with them because apparently Peter Pan and Cinderella decided that it is more important to help the three pigs getting rid of the bad wolf instead of helping the poor 7 dwarfs in the collapsing mine!

But I’m a writer and I will write!

Big News!

Hi everybody, I’m here just a little bit earlier than you expected. I’m coming with good news! Remember when I told you I was thinking about some changes for my blog!? Right, I’ m going to start at this very minute. What I thought to do, in fact, was to put together my old blog, which is this one, and my nonsense blog, which I opened a few months ago. I tried to keep them separated but after a wile I noticed that the ”serious one” was a bit too serious and poor in contents. Now reading again what I wrote in my old page ‘Who’s Franny’. It says ”I’m a writer, and that is my real dream and priority! I write every time I have a minute free, it doesn’t matter what! My only problem is that I was taking too seriously the matter forgetting the nice and funny side of it, and this is “inconceivable”, if you let me quote! This is why I opened this blog. You’ll find here the funniest (I hope), the most lunatic and the most human part of me!” I even quote myself, so you understand why I tried to keep away from your sight these kinds of posts! So, all the posts like this one will be tagged in ‘Nonsense’. In this way you’ll be warned!!!! I’ m going to copy a few of the nonsense posts over here and the comments in the first comment, be patient! The good news, for who enjoy this side of me, is that I’ll update this blog a little more often! On the no side I have to apologise to my readers because those posts will be less grammatically correct than the other ones. But that’s me, and I hope you’ll enjoy it anyway!

Arilla chapter 6, part2

Hi! Weeks are flowing fast! Better for me, I have one fun event ahead!

This week I’ll post here the second part of the 6th chapter. Arilla and her friends use the backpack for the first time, more magic for you!

I want to tell you also that I’m going to do some changes in the next few weeks, but I don’t know anything for sure right now as I’m still working on it!

I hope you like Arilla and I’m waiting for your comments!

Happy reading!