Yep, its that time again. I’m signed up, have my ideas ready to hit paper and am getting little bits of nerves. Will I make the entire 50K word count? I don’t know. I like my book idea, but is there enough to fill that many pages? (approx. 200) I guess I’ll find out. I really should have taken the time to do more of a layout for myself, but one thing or another keeps taking precedence. I’m going to remember now to be too hard on myself if I don’t make it. It’s my first time doing this and will be a learning experience no matter how I do. I’m not being defeatist, but I’m also not going to beat myself up or make myself sick as has happened on other projects too numerous to count. I’m going to view this as a fun adventure and not a matter of life or death.
Wish me luck all. I’ll keep my word counts posted. I’ll try making a text box down the sidebar and see if I can keep it updated there.
Ok, I know. What the heck is NaNoWriMo, right?
Well, it’s a writing challenge. You write a novel in 30 days. It has to be at least 50,000 words to qualify. It’s about frenetic, explosions of creative juices all over the place for 30 days. It doesn’t have to perfect. Spelling doesn’t count. Dangling participles are free to dangle. I’ve heard of this for the last couple of years from my writer friend, Vanessa, but never had the courage to try it. This is my year! I’ve signed up for it and…
…have no idea what I’m going to write about. LOL
After writing a full trilogy, and 75% of its three book series, what am I worried about? Right? WRONG! Short stories, stories off the cuff, a burst of a ideas, has always been tough. Once I get started, I do fine, but that first inspiration of what I want the story to be about and where I want it to go and finally end up, is always tough. Still, I’ll be giving this a lot of thought the next couple months.
If you want to know more about all this head over to Nanowrimo. It’s a fun site to look around. The forums are especially interesting.
((See I learned how to put a link in this post? yay me! lol))