They have awesome pep talks. I only have about 2,700 something words which basically means if I don't kick it up a notch I won't be done by sometime in April. The idea is to have it done in the month of November and to like crazy push yourself. (Otherwise possibly procrastinate for.. ?)
I think I agree with someone who once told me "Everyone has a novel in them." Although as one pep talk chick said, it's a matter of putting your butt in the chair and typing it out though. That's the only difference between people who have written a novel and those that haven't.
So, on that note, if you are wondering what it's about, mermaids (right, you aren't shocked if you know me at all, I love mermaids) My "what if " statement as Stephen King says all his books are ("What if a car came to life?-Carrie" as an example) Mine is "What if mermaids are real?" further, what if they are hiding in the Bermuda Triangle and have their own world there
Here is my unedited first part (I have 3 Chapters as of this moment) - Double Warning: This is unedited!
"He breathed in deeply and let go and floated to the top of the water, shook the water off his hair and looked around.. ahhh the beautiful sea.. finally he had some peace, no beeping cell phone, no emails, no whiny.. anyone. Vacation at last was all around him and he breathed in once more, taking in the ocean air. He couldn't even remember the last time he was in the water, maybe as a kid.
He dove down again and took in the view.. such beautiful ocean life all around him and he was going to enjoy every moment he could. Live in the present.. he repeated to himself like a mantra because for the last few years he had seemed to only live in his past and that was definitely something he intended to change.
He saw a shimmer in the water and thought it was a fish but blinked a few more times, maybe his goggles were fogged but he thought he saw a face, maybe someone got lost? He guessed that more than one boat probably toured these nice waters so he swam towards the rock where he thought he saw someone then saw a fin, ahh ok, just some fish. "