What Surviving 5 Car Accidents and Being Held at Gunpoint was all about…

31 Oct

“Running From My Heart” – My Novel Blog for the “NaNoWriMo” Worldwide 500,000 Word Novel in 30 Days Contest…

"The Porsche 911 Accident" { Division Rd Bridge, Kingston, ON • October 21, 1995 }

This is my story of the Unbelievable, why it happened to me and how it can help you in your own life…

NaNoWriMo • In 1:04:54:18, “NaNoWriMo” { The National Writer’s Month } launches a worldwide contest open to anyone to write a 500,000 page { 1,667 words per day } novel in 30 days during the month of November. An incredible challenge, it’s not for the faint of heart or the technology-challenged. My life story has been on the back-burner for sometime and a last-minute procrastinator this challenge is right up my alley { Most of my University papers were all nighters the night before they were due }. Have I done this before? Absolutely not. I’ve written poetry and I am waiting to have my Children’s book published, but I have never written to this scale. However, the amount to which I can ramble is probably unsurpassed, so I think this will be an easy task. The NaNoWriMo people boost wavering writing enthusiasts by saying, “It’s all about quantity, not quality.” The idea behind the contest is to get ‘er done so-to-speak, instead of only dreaming about writing the novel.

The Porsche 911 • I officially start the novel in 1 day on Tuesday, November 30, 2011. This blog is where I will write the whole story about the picture of the car accident you see above and all the rest of my trips to the ER. I was sitting in the passenger right side where the hydro-pole has launched itself. Don’t ask me how I got out. Angels got me out is all I can say. Angels. I’ll fill you in on Tuesday.

Want to Write a Novel? • There will be so-called “Write-Ins” all around the world during the month where participants can go to coffee shops plug away en masse. ‘Got something you’ve always wanted to write and haven’t?

Join NaNoWriMo here and write your own novel:

http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/dashboard

Love to Hear From You • I would love to hear what you think. Write what you want { kind words } by clicking on the cute “comment” balloon above right or in the text~box below. This is the official link to my novel blog:

https://shiftstorm.wordpress.com

Until the official launch or tomorrow…
Wish me Luck!
Kate

By Kate Flood
• Chapters / Indigo( Rideau Centre, Ottawa )/Starbucks (Elgin St.)
State of Being: Feeling hopeful. Staying ‘a float from my sinking heart. Headphones cranked up to “My Morning Jacket” so I can’t hear the high-pitched girl-chat going on next to me.

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6 Responses to “What Surviving 5 Car Accidents and Being Held at Gunpoint was all about…”

  1. Rebecca Carriere November 3, 2011 at 3:35 am #

    Hi Kate,

    I think it’s really awesome what you’re doing – Keep up the hard work. Your style is such that it sounds as tho it’s going from your brain straight to the page, which translates as natural & honest. These characteristics will endear yourself to the reader, while any spelling & grammatical errors can be distracting, so watch out..!

    Keep writing!!

    Rebecca

    • Kate Flood November 7, 2011 at 1:58 am #

      Hey There Rebecca!
      How are you new mom? So nice to hear from you! You were my first commenter so I really appreciate your critique!
      Gave me boost! I hope all is well in your new kingdom of 3. Tell Touchdown I say hello and I hope you keep reading and spread buzz!
      Cheers!
      Kate

  2. Sharleen November 3, 2011 at 4:13 pm #

    Hi Kate! Great writing!! Hard to believe this isn’t fiction. Looking forward to reading your installments!!

    • Kate Flood November 7, 2011 at 2:00 am #

      Hello Sharleen!
      How goes the bump?! : )
      I hope all is well in Texas! Thank you for your comments! Your such a good little comment person! I hope you do come back for further installments! I just posted a new one tonight!

      Say hello to Simon-man,
      Kate

  3. Paul Sammon November 7, 2011 at 2:51 am #

    Kate,
    Great stuff! Your writing brings the details of the events to life – it even sparks memories of similar past traumatic events in my own life – WOW – it’s has a nice flow – I’ll wait for the next chapter 🙂
    Paul

    • Kate Flood November 8, 2011 at 12:02 am #

      Hey Paul!

      Thanks for stopping by – I’m glad you did.So glad you think it has a nice flow. I hope I can keep it flowing! You’ll have to share your stories some time.

      Come back for more!
      I’m writing more now.
      Kate

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