So last night as I wrote my post on Training, I had a story idea for NaNoWriMo.
I was pretty excited for multiple reasons: 1)I had an idea; 2)I had an idea that harkens to my love of 19th Century American literature; 3)I had an idea that involves my being from Oklahoma; 4)I had an idea that incorporates the epistolary format; 5)I had an idea that incorporates funny 1980’s fashion; 6)I had an idea that incorporated all of these ideas into one story.
A friend suggested I read Kristen Lamb’s blog about NaNoWriMo, and I’m so glad she did. Kristen reminded me that the reading I’ve loved to do for my whole life is actually necessary to prepare to write this novel (or any novel).
So I have added another workout to my training regimen.