Excited? Yes. Scared? Yes. Can I do it? Oh, yes! I’ve done it twice before (and won), so I can certainly do it again. I have lots of material and plenty to write about. The hardest part for me is butt-in-chair-time. In November, I have an excuse to ignore that pile of laundry and the dirty kitchen floor.
For those of you who may not know, November is National Novel Writing Month. You can find more information at www.NaNoWriMo.org. The goal is to write 50,000 words between November 1st and November 30th, which is an average of 1,667 words per day. The best part for me is turning off the internal editor and producing words at a fast pace. The words and grammar and structure can be edited later. The amazing part is what is produced when I free my mind to just let it all hang out.
Join me (and several hundred thousand of your friends around the world) and see what you can make in a month. 🙂
On your mark, get set…. (have a grand time!)
I did the NaNoWriMo a couple of years ago, It was definitely worthwhile. This year I have other writing projects pressing and can’t take time to work on a novel. Maybe next year?
According to the rules you can write 50K without it being a “novel” – you just have to write the 50K in November. So maybe you can join us after all, Tracy 🙂
And we’ll definitely expect to see you next year. I can be a writing buddy – lmf22purple 🙂
thanks for the invite, Lynn. I’m in the midst of a rewrite, so I can’t spare the time for new work right now. But next year would be a possibility…
I’ll be there Lynn. I won last year… this year I’m not sure of myself. Either way, I’m in the game! 🙂
That’s the best part, Teagan – the uncertainty. It inspires us and pushes us 🙂
I’ll be there too, although I’ve done nothing to prepare! Looks like I’m pantsing it again this year.
This will be my third year and I don’t know any other way than to be a pantser, Trisha 🙂 So we’ll have fun!
Maybe in 10 years I’ll think I need more preparation. I’m the kind that dives in head first without knowing the temperature of the water because if it’s going to be cold there is no point in trying to ease my way in. (Yes, I also rip off the BandAid all at once instead of torturing myself one hair follicle at a time.)
This makes me feel so much better about not doing anything to get prepared!
Hope you’re having some success, Trisha!
I came across an idea exactly one week before NaNo started and I have been going with it. So far, so good 🙂
Then my task is complete, Trisha 🙂
Feel free to buddy me: lmf22purple