National Novel Writing Month #NaNoWriMo
Did you feel the buzz around October, many of my writer friends were prepping for the big challenge of November #NaNoWriMo I myself have not written anything for a long time but after seeing a video my nephew shared I was inspired. So I signed up.
I am working on several smaller projects rather than one big novel but you can take a peek at my progress on my profile page. Find me on the main NaNo website simply click the image below.
Calvin The Swan #YouTube Part 1
As I mentioned my newphew Scott took a couple of video’s on his mobile and he gave me permission to share them. Here is Part 1.
Scott lives in a beautiful house that looks out over a man-made lake. Whilst working from home he would each day take his exercise around the lake then head home.
He loves nature, and particularly the Mute Swans that live on the lake and rather than take bread (which I am lead to believe will not harm them) Scott purchased special swan food (pellets of mainly cracked wheat & maize with added vitamins). Well you can imagine they loved them. One particular swan was especially keen.
Unbeknownst to Scott, this cob (male swan, female is a pen) actually followed him home. Now it visits daily for breakfast or whenever he feels hungry.
Scott has named the swan Calvin. He sometimes brings his mate Barbara but she is a tad rude and often hisses at Scott. But she will still eat his food.
Images and video’s by Scott Green shared by @MissRubyHeart1
Music FREE from YouTube Aakash Gandhi ~ Invisible Beauty
Inspiration for a Children’s Book Series
I began the NaNoWriMo challenge on 1st November, like all the other writers. I had the idea to write about Calvin’s adventures following Scott home. Then it came to me, and I was on a roll. I wrote the first very rough draft of my new project Book 1 Calvin The Swan Prince. I simply had to begin with his birth.
I am unsure yet if this will be a picture book or a cross between a picture book and chapter book. I am still in my very early days and simply have the bare bones of the story. But I am very much enjoying writing it.
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