I'm writing a Novel in November in celebration of national novel writing month. I think that everyone should join in. So far my novel is a riveting 1,815 words about an eighth grader named Kerrie. She has experienced her first day of eighth grade and some potential problems at home, but I really have no idea what kind of plot this story is going to have. Most likely no plot at all, let's be honest. The goal of this whole novel in November is quantity not quality. The goal is 50,000 words. If you want to learn more go to www.nanowrimo.org. I've wanted to delete every single word I have written and the only thing that keeps me from doing it is the thought of having to type out more words that are of equal crap. Perhaps I'll post some choice selections on my blog. To give you a taste here is the first paragraph, completely unedited. Please don't mock. Remember quality not quantity, OK!?
Kerrie slapped the jam side of the sandwich down and sliced the knife through the center before sealing the halves into a plastic bag. It had come again—the first day of school. Grabbing the rest of her lunch and her backpack Kerrie rushed out to the bus stop. She always felt silly with her packed lunch; afterall she was in middle school now, but her mom insisted that cafeteria food is the root of all evils in America, and the ritual had become habit. So Kerrie was still eating peanut butter and jelly in the eighth grade. She was known for it, in fact.