Completing NaNoWriMo and Pride and Prejudice

If you’ve read my past few blogs, you will know that I participated in NaNoWriMo this year. For those of  you who haven’t had the great fortune of encountering my blog before (just kidding), I will explain now. NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, which happens to be November. If you are 18 and older, you write a novel (or part of a novel) only during the month of November. If you write 50,000 words or more, you “win”. If you don’t, you technically lose, but you still have more words written than you did before. If  you are 17 and younger, you can make your own word count. This year I set my goal for 18,000 words and won! This was very exciting for me. My book is named Amanzi, which means water in Zulu. I thought it was a cool word, and it ties in with the story.  I want to eventually publish it.

Now, for finishing Pride and Prejudice. Recently, at school, a group of us has been watching the BBC mini series of Pride and Prejudice. If you’ve never heard of Pride and Prejudice, it’s a novel written by Jane Austen. I’m not sure what year it was, but I think it was sometime in the 1500s. Needless to say, it’s quite old-fashioned. I like speaking to Liberty and Nancy in an old-fashioned way whenever we drink tea. “Good day, Mrs. Tilton, are your parents in good health?” “Yes, they are doing marvelously. And yours?” “Mine are spectacular as well, thank you.”

Today we finished the 6th episode, the last, and I felt kind of sad. Next week we are going to watch the movie with Kira Knightley. I’m going to try and read Pride and Prejudice over the winter.

Bye!

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