No Blog November | National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)

Good morning faithful readers (or whatever time it is where you are when you are reading this). I’m sorry to say that I will not be writing any blogs for the month of November. November is National Novel Writing Month, abbreviated NaNoWriMo.

The NaNoWriMo challenge is to write a 50,000 word novel in one month (November). I have tried and failed this challenge one time before. NaNoWriMo has two categories of writers: planners and pantsers. A couple years ago, I tried to be a pantser, where you just sit down and start typing and hope a novel length story comes out. This year, I am a planner, as I have all my characters fleshed out, and I have a long outline completed.

I started writing this story as a screenplay while I was still living in Los Angeles, but I shelved it when I moved to Oregon. A few months ago, I got the bug in my ear that I would write this story as a novel for NaNoWriMo, and I sat down to write out the long outline.

The story is called The Other Dialysis. It is about a timid kidney researcher on peritoneal dialysis that works at UCLA. He and his team are hard at work developing a new prototype of a bionic kidney. When they travel to the national dialysis conference to present their research, the prototype gets stolen, and he must overcome his timidity to get the kidney back and make the keynote presentation to the dialysis care community.

I’m looking forward to getting to work on it, and I may post some short updates on my blog. Stay tuned!


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