Monday, 7 November 2016

Writing month

 Two years ago I had never ever heard of NaNoWriMo. The American National Writing Month. Annual as well by the way :-)

Well so I decided to join this year to write a novel of 50.000 words in one month.
And full of optimism I started in English. So, when the writing was done, one more edit and I could blog it in December.

Smile. Mark Twain said "Optimist: day dreamer more elegantly spelled." So 4 november, 4 days after 4000 words in English, I decided to stop and begin again in Dutch. The direct cause to all of this was my daughter.

She in all innocence was telling me she was following this podcast My Dad Wrote Porno

In this hilarious podcast the question is asked what would you do if your dad suddenly (and seemingly drunkenly) self-published an erotic novel, despite the fact that he’s a pretty terrible writer and evidently has no concept of what’s sexy or even a basic understanding of female anatomy?
The answer probably isn’t read it to the world chapter-by-chapter, but that’s exactly what James Morton did, and he brought his two horrified and bewildered friends along for the ride. The result is a 13-part podcast that’s at turns hilarious and so cringe-inducing it hurts. Who knew the ‘pots and pans’ industry could be so debauched? 

Reading some of it back, I thought my lack of talent was obvious enough, so I wouldn't risk to write it in a foreign language. You know the language I don't know when to write "than" or should it be "then"? I will never understand the difference, and I'm sure on this Blog I have written it countless times wrong.

I know my handful loyal blog readers wouldn't mind so much, but that's not what I had in mind, writing it. So change of plan: I will write it in Dutch now, finish the 50000 words in time, and then I will translate it page by page and hope to find a proofreader somewhere who is willing to fight trough my manuscript all 50.000 words. When all is finished (When/Whan?) I will publish it on my blog.

So, If you think "Han is awful quiet tonight!" it's because Han is writing...


  1. I look forward to reading your work. I often thought about taking on this challenge and each time chickened out. I'm proud of you.

  2. You write beautifully, Han and I, like Sunny, look forward to reading your work. Congratulations for taking on such a challenge! You should be very proud of yourself!

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

  3. I am excited for you, taking on such a challenge. I am excited for me, looking forward to reading your efforts. Have fun with it...
    hugs abby

  4. You will do well, SHan , you will see..
    Curious ..

    Mona Lisa


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