I have accomplished one thing during National Novel Writing month, completing a book in November 2011 entitled The Autumn Jones E-Files. Read the excerpt below:
Autumn Jones resides in Balcones Heights, Texas, and is struggling as a writer in an economy ran by Republicans literally in every state. Jobs are scarce on every front and she is beginning to panic. Autumn returns back home from a summer vacation and lines up several job interviews; she does not land one. A repeat of what happened last year looks to be reoccurring again in her life. This time around she does not know how it is going to pan out. She wants to be the next Carrie Bradshaw—her idol in writing. However, she only has 30 days to gather her rent for the month of September. Writing is the only thing that Autumn Jones knows how to do..
I had to finish – If I didn’t it would have devastated me – per my own expectations for when I set out to do something. During that time it was also an opportunity to write about a time in my life when I felt alone and did not want to share vocally what I was going through with others. At this point, I just want to do whatever comes to mind with this body of work that I have been penning entitled, Before Coffee. I am choosing to accomplish writing chapters about things that I remember from my past and present day that is memorable and need to be read by the masses. I believe every writer should take the time to pen something that someone else can attest to that will help them in some way. As a seasoned participant I take pride in knowing that I am not the only person in the world shelling out words at the crack of dawn, middle of the night, or waking up out my sleep because of a thought that I need to add to a page. This platform is one to look forward to each year.
It seems quite interesting that I am in another space in which I have a major challenge before me, and writing about it will bring peace in the midst of darkness – I claim that in this moment. On another note, trying to pen 50,000 words is no joke. Honestly, I do not have a writing count that I will be trying to aim high for this year. I just want to write and be a part of a movement that means something to a lot of people all over the globe. Here is one of my favorite quotes about writing during this festive month:
“I place my fingers upon these keys typing 2,000 dreams per minute and naked of spirit dance forth my cosmic vortex upon this crucifix called language.”