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November 01, 2011


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I do! I've been at it for about a year now and I'm still working on it. We had a lovely honeymoon phase but now...oh well! I have to get back to it and finish it.

Mrs. MidAtlantic

I most of the time feel like I am the definition of mediocrity... so no. I don't think I have a story beyond being pretty average. That doesn't mean I don't find plenty of things to blog about! I just won't be publishing any novels anytime soon.


No story in here.


Uh, NO -- that's why I read yours -- you keep me entertained. Good luck! I know you'll do great.


The story of my boyfriend and I is When Harry Met Sally. :( It's already been done!


I do. I have several. I just never take the time to put them down. Which is why NaNoWriMo is great. I'm doing it this year too. WOO!


I'm doing nano this year. I think.


Here's wishing you the very best of luck! Can't wait to see the result. I can't even keep a blog going. :-(


I do...everyone has a story or even a soap opera of a life..Good Luck!!!


I have quite a few stories in me. Back in high school/college, I wrote science fiction stories. I even tried to get one published, but didn't succeed. There's this one story that's been rattling through my brain for over 15 years now. I've been sketching out the characters and world over the past year, but haven't sat down to write it out yet. I probably won't get to it for NaNoWriMo, but maybe by this time next year I'll have the story written out.


I've done NaNoWriMo the past two years and I finished last year. While the "nobel" I wrote last year is still gathering dust in a folder on my desktop, it gave me the boost I needed to convince myself I could actually WRITE something. I'm not formally participating this year, but I have a new project I'm working on and just now decided my goal will be to have an extremely rough draft finished by December 1st.


I am participating this year as well. And totally procrastinating right now by reading and commenting on blogs...


i completely agree that not everyone has a story in them. it sounds harsh, but it's true.

and I have no idea about myself. and I am too tired and pregnant to go looking for said story.

So GO YOU! I'll just cheer you on.

Kitty Hawkins

I'm doing nano for the second time. Honestly, I think everyone has a story in them. Its not necessarily a good story. But it doesn't have to be.

Last year, mine was a adventure story that turned into a rather trashy bodice ripper. Was it great? Nope. Will I ever share it openly? Nope.

But it was a lot of fun to write. And it's still an accomplishment. And I'm proud that I did it.


Oh, I've got a story in me...several, I hope. I'm doing NaNoWriMo this year too. It's my first time, and I am beyond excited. I'm glad to know you're doing it too.

Serena Bell

Kit, you're the best. I guess I'd say I think everyone has a story in them, but not everyone has (yet) acquired a) the insight to recognize the value of the story or b) the persistence, willpower, desire, skill, or knowledge necessary to put the story on paper. However, I think pretty much all of those things--insight, desire, willpower, knowledge, skill, and persistence--can be acquired or refined or borrowed or faked. So I guess what it boils down to is: Everyone has a story in them, and if for whatever reason you feel compelled to tell your story, doing so is within your grasp if you're willing to thoroughly dedicate yourself to it.

How's THAT for a short answer?

Stephanie Harsh

If it turns out that I don't have a story in me, then I'm going to feel like a miserable failure at the end of the month.

Carla (chickmae)

I think I might have one. Not sure if it's ready to be writen. I might give it a try and see where it goes.

Janine Fitzpatrick

I do think everyone has a story to tell, I'm just not sure if everyone knows HOW to tell it, I think that's where the skill lies. I am doing NaNoWriMo, however, I have also stupidly signed up to NaBloPoMo as well, so now I have to do a blog post every day in November as well as write 2,000 words for my novel challenge. What insanity is this!


I had never heard of this before! Perhaps I will try it next year, because my daughter has "kidnapped" me to make slipcovers for her during November...

I DO believe everyone has a story in them...not sure what mine might be yet. I used to love that tv program "Everybody Has A Story." I would love to travel around the country a la "Travels with Charlie" and hear what everyone has to say.

Good luck on your venture. Having been a reader of your blog for several months now, I know you have the talent to turn out something wonderful.

Jessie Powell

I do.
The e-book comes out next week.
It's called Divorce: a Love Story.

And I'm writing a totally different one now.

I WILL do this for a living. I'm not there yet, but it's coming.


I believe EVERYONE has a story to tell; and I have several books I'd absolutely love to write. I've always been such an avid reader and once went to a book club with a friend. Suffice it to say; as much as I love her, many were judgmental and I sensed I wouldn't be welcomed back.

So my procrastination? READING!! Reading books, as well as blogs I love!

A friend of mine convinced me over just over a year and a half I could blog. I wasn't so certain; and every time I blog, I am more certain. Yet? I am screaming at that monster to get up and over the mountain, sucking it in and blowing it out. I have stared him in the eye. I have challenged him. Every time I blog; and trust me when I say I have overcome larger fears than blogging.

Laughter works pretty well for fighting them as well. If laughter is considered the best medicine? Hey! Why not laugh joy at the monster?!

As for me? I am considering giving up blogging at the end of the year to start writing one of six books within; and have one of my friends who is a published author/editor do the edits!

Go for your dreams! EACH and all of you!!

Kim Pugliano

I DO have a story - oh GOD what a story. Where do I start, though, BIRTH?

Serena Bell

My writer friend says she thinks that one trait that separates writers from the rest of the world is the ability to see bits of story in just about everything that happens. I just always assumed everyone did that. :-)


@Serena: I thought that, too. :)

I just found out about NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo today.

Maybe next year.

Loving your blog!

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