NaNoWriMo: Day 4

Written Today:  898
Current Total:  7,733

Yesterday wasn’t as good as usual.  I got home last night from school, and the size of my school to-do list sent me into paralysis mode.  It was all I could do to force myself to write SOMETHING for 15 minutes before I finally just went to bed.  Of course, I’m in the midst of quite a scary scene, which managed to keep me up for about an hour and a half afterward during which I could just have been writing.  (Yea, I freaked myself out just by writing a scene… I hope horror isn’t going to be a staple in all my stories because I think that’s going to mean a few sleepless nights.)  Even with a slow day, I’m still ahead of my word count goals according to!  Ha!  Yup, I can do this.  ^-^

Well, I don’t have anything else to say about this, at the moment.  I wrote a synopsis on Day 3… what else can I tell you guys about my novel, and can these things be spread over the 30 upcoming days?  It’s probably a good idea to find a NaNoWriMo 30 day challenge somewhere so that I can make myself keep up with this daily journal.  Uh… thoughts, ideas, links?   Anything specific you want me to talk about?  Let me know in the comments below!

And last, but not least, if you want me to name a character in my book after you and support a good cause at the same time – make a donation here.  (For more details please read this blog entry.)  Thank you so much for reading, and have a lovely day!


If you haven’t already, please stop by my fundraiser page.

If you haven’t already, please stop by my fundraiser page.

For those who don’t know me, my name is Tatiana, and I am a writer as well as a student.  I have been a writer all my life, but it took me 25 years to figure out that I wanted to pursue it as a career.  I am currently going for a degree in Creative Writing, and if I can get a scholarship to cover my journey there I will be in the 2016 Alumni of UC Berkeley.  

Enough about me though – here is why I have decided to ask for your help:  I think imagination is immensely important.  Simple as that.  As a child, I didn’t have a chance to dream much, and my imagination was strictly controlled; I could believe in the Christian god and the Bible, but was not permitted to believe in anything outside of the strictures within that limited book (Santa Claus, Halloween, etc.).  If it was not in the Bible than it did not exist because God did not create it.  Let’s be honest, that’s not exactly encouragement for any growing imagination.  

There were people in my life, however, who encouraged me to dream, and who carefully and subtely stoked the fire of curiosity within me.  These people would give me books with stories I otherwise might not have read, cards with little Halloween characters on them that I may never seen, and showed me wonderful movies I may never have gotten to watch.  These rebels in my life set fire to my imagination in ways that would not have been possible without their influence, and that is definitely something to be encouraged at all costs.

That is exactly what the Office of Letters and Light does for people of all ages: it encourages all of us not only to use our imaginations, but to do something amazing with them – to create something and share it with others.  That is an amazing thing and something worth continuing.  

So in the spirit of imagination, of creating something beautiful with words that might transport anyone into another world lovingly spawned by a writer, I ask that you support the Office of Letters and Light in their mission to inspire writers of all ages all over the world to continue their quest toward telling the stories that would otherwise be lost.  Every little bit helps, so please donate today!


A bit more about the Office of Letters and Light and the Night of Writing Dangerously in their own words:

The Campaign:


The 2013 Night of Writing Dangerously

Join us for an unforgettable night of literary abandon! Write the night away…

The Organization:

The Office of Letters and Light

We believe in ambitious acts of the imagination. The Office of Letters and Light organizes events where children and adults find the inspiration, encouragement, and structure they need to achieve their creative potential. Our programs are web-enabled challenges with vibrant real-world components, designed to foster self-expression while building community on local and global levels.


Thanks for reading, and have a lovely day! 

Help A Broke Student Pursue Her Writing Dreams via NaNoWriMo & The Night of Writing Dangerously – & it’s even for a good cause!

Help A Broke Student Pursue Her Writing Dreams via NaNoWriMo & The Night of Writing Dangerously – & it’s even for a good cause!

To any and every one who pays this page a visit,

Thank you.  

You didn’t have to click through and you did so my appreciation goes out to you just for stopping by.  For those who don’t know me, my name is Tatiana, and I am a writer as well as a student…