I’ve always wanted to write a book. But saying it is easier than getting it done. So when I heard about NaNoWriMo writing challenge (man! it’s so hard to spell it right) I was like okay, this sounds cool. Count me in.
NaNoWriMo aka National November Writing Month is a free global program that challenges individuals to write a 50,000-word novel during the month of November. Participants exchange advice and writing tips on the NaNoWriMo website and in their own communities, where group write-ins are held in coffee shops, libraries, and living rooms.
I decided to join in the fun even though I realise that I might not reach the word count by the end of November because I have this damn impenetrable wall called
I have two projects lined up and both of them haven’t reached 10,000-word count. Basically, I’m behind the schedule and need a lot of catching up to make this challenge successful.
1. 主人公、SHUJINKOU SERIES
Meaning: protagonist, main character, hero(ine) (of a story), head of household
I created the draft last year and decide to use this opportunity to encourage me to write more. Shujinkou centres on my experience in Japan; how did I get here, the challenge of learning Japanese et cetera. Since it was written from my point of view, the writing flow is easier compared to project No 2 because I’m just retelling my experience with more exaggerated details and dramatic phrases. Means no plot, no character build up for me to worry about.
2. ONCE UPON A TIME
Once Upon a Time is different. It is a novel that I created on the whim and it is written by third person point of view that has always been my weak spot.I respect authors whose have a story under their belt because thinking your storyline in the head is no big deal but to express all those details in words is a gruelling experience. Hats off to everyone!
It dawned on me that
- my blogging style writing influences me too much that I could not write up a proper Malay sentence without adding English or KL-slang.
- my tendency to write rhymes sentences is not suitable because it sounds lame.
- all the words somehow ended up in 〜nya.
- should I use ‘saya’ or ‘kau’?
- umm, why do all the characters personality overlap with each other
- gah! someone help me!
Where is my chocolate? I need it asap.