Tuesday, November 1, 2011

This Month's Challenge

NaNoWriMo starts today.  I find it interesting that the start date is only two days after the Marine Corp Marathon was run in my area.  I trained for a marathon once.  My training got me to a slow 18-mile run and problems with my Achilles tendon.  I didn't get to run the race but I think it's possible that I could...some day.

A few summers ago my writing group decided to try the NaNoWriMo challenge.  Since we're all teachers we thought it best to use the month of July to write.  I didn't meet the challenge but I did write the beginnings of what may be a book...some day.

This month I'll be working with a teacher friend and a few students as we all challenge ourselves to write.  The young writer's program, which we're participating in, has a goal of a mere 20,000 words by the end of the month.  Compared to the 50, 000 I tried a few summers ago that sounds pretty darn attainable.