cheetacat (cheetacat) wrote in nano_maine,
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Hellohello. My name is Bethany, and this year my NaNo forum handle is Bettchan. This will be my second year participating in NaNoWriMo.

Although I'm going to college all the way out in Elmira, New York, I've lived in Maine for five years straight and my family's there, so it's home. Last year I made friends with Ken, Lori, Janelle, and the rest of the Maine NaNo Crew, and they haven't been able to keep me away, since. :P

I won last year's NaNo, at 50,300ish words, I think, but it was really crappy, for a few reasons. First of all, it was a rough draft, and rough drafts are supposed to be crappy (or so people keep telling me). Secondly, I took it too seriously and didn't allow myself to have a whole lot of fun with it. Finally, the biggest problem was that I wasn't writing it for me. I was doing it partially for a grade, and didn't dare write anything too controversial, for my teacher's sake. (He never even read it, which was a bummer.)

This year, I hope to have more fun with my new novel. If only I could get over the fact that I know next to nothing about living in cities and various other details. :P

So what's it about, you might ask? Someone goes to Boston to learn about Bohemian life and meets a couple of hookers (a sister and brother) and their unconventional group of friends. That's all I've got so far. I think that's all you want to know.

My best days of writing, last year, happened at Write-Ins, usually at the Westbrook Panera. This year, I'm trying to get a few college buddies into it. There are some folks in the area, off-campus that are also doing it, and I hope to meet up with them, at some point.

I won't be back in Maine until the Thanksgiving Break, and then I might see if I can stop by and say hello before I head back. Good luck to you all!
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