A book in 100 Days

Can it be done?  Of course. I can see heads shaking and others holding out their hands, fingers crossed to ward off evil.  The Write a Novel in a Month challenge has been doing this for years.

I wrote my first novel by completing the challenge of writing 50,000 words in 30 days. Its an average of a little over 1700 words a day. There were some day’s I would write twice a much and others I barely made the quota. I did finish then went on to write another 50,000 the following January while I was laid up from toe surgery.  Yes, you can do it. The Nanowrimo which is the short name teaches you to write every day, even if it isn’t the story you started out writing.  In my case, this challenge is to write a complete novel. One must post each Friday for others to read and review.

This book has been a challenge for me since it isn’t a story that’s driving me to tell it like the first one. If I sat around waiting for that to happen again I may never write another book.  I took my mental What if? and started laying out scenarios. I don’t even remember what prompted this story.  It sounded good to me and other’s I bounced it off.

I’ve written over 10,000 words in the last two weeks. I have 70,000 more to go. I’d better get off this page and back to writing my story.

What if a woman was given a message from her recently deceased mother that said, “The only thing on your birth certificate that’s true is your birthdate.”

If the woman who raised her wasn’t her mother, then who was? That is my story.

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