This past week I've been obsessed with getting ready for National Novel Writing Month. Yes, I'm going for it again, but this time with a unique purpose: I want to write the text for my altered book.
I haven't blogged about the altered book project for a while, but that doesn't mean I've been ignoring it. To date, I've:
- Gessoed all the pages.
- Laid down layers of water color crayon on each page for my backgrounds.
- Collaged each page with at least four images, sometimes more.
The stage I'm now at is I need to find--and write--my text, and here's where Nanowrimo comes in. My plan is to write a 50,000 word novella based on my altered book's title: Four Girls and Six Colleges, and then take random sections of text to paste or write out by hand onto my collaged pages. The hope is to end up with a completed altered book, as well as an illustrated novella, and maybe something more: I'm considering turning it all into a small animated film as well. Exciting!
Tip of the Day: Join me for Nanowrimo. Seriously. Although I've been planning my entry for a few months now, spontaneity can often be the key to success. And it's only 1650 words a day--you can do it.
P.S. Don't forget there's still time to enter my giveaway; the drawing will be at midnight tonight. All you need to do is join the site and leave a comment. Super easy!