My NaNoWriMo Project 2018

Adelle by Cindy Adelle Richard

November is one of my favorite times of year because 1) I get to take a week off for Thanksgiving, and I use it to watch lots of T.V., read lots of books, and take lots of naps and 2) it is National Novel Writing Month. I attend meetups to write with the NaNo North Shore group, a wonderful group of people who encourage each other and have fun together. We always hold an event one day each November where we write all day and night (24 hours), eat lots of food, and talk in between writing (another November favorite). I never actually do what I am supposed to do during NaNoWriMo (write a novel that is at least 50,000 words); I usually use the time to work on whatever project has been brewing in my head for a while. This year I have decided to spend the month fleshing out this fictional art colony that has been taking shape in my mind since January. The paintings I have been creating this year have come about because of this fictional place which I have named The Isle of Adelle. I imagine that Adelle, the woman pictured above, founded this special art colony on an island off of the coast of France circa 1920. You will hear more about this special place after I have a chance to fully imagine what it is all about – who the people are, what they do each day, the climate, and so on. I am excited by the idea of building my own world and letting it take shape on paper. If you are participating in NaNoWriMo this year, happy writing!

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  1. jazzfeathers says:

    That sounds like an awesome way to use the NaNo Month 😉
    I like the sound of your project, hope to learn more abotu it soon.

    I’m revising the draft that I wrote last year, lose retelling of Snow White set in 1920s Germany. I’m behind… but I’m still getting a lot of fun. Hope to at least have the entire revision done by the end of the year.

    1. Thank you – I’m having fun and getting lots of great ideas. Your project sounds amazing too – I would love to read a story like that. I hope you stick with it and can get as much done as possible. Good luck!

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