Editor’s note: this post is very late and was meant to be published on Nov 1. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Well, it’s official. I’m participating in NaNoWriMo. A very daunting prospect. I can only hope and pray to the Word God to help me through this.
I have always wanted to write a novel. A wonderful tale that may even be seen on shelves at bookstores everywhere. But, unfortunately, I have been “unable” (Yeah, right) to squeeze writing into my busy schedule. Until I took a step back and just thought. And I came up with this.
I need a kick up the backside. Come on! Writing is my passion, and yet, I keep making excuses why I don’t do it? What kind of writer would that make me? A bad one, that’s what. I’ve been slacking off for far too long. It’s time to do something!
And that something is to take a challenge. So in a moment of reckless thought, I figured Yeah, why not? And signed up for NaNoWriMo.
For those of you who have absoloutely no idea what I’m going on about here, NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month – I think that’s what it stands for, anyway. It’s sort of self-explanatory: with everyone else who’s participating (National) you write a novel (Novel Writing) in a month (Month).
But there’s quite a bit more to it. If you visit both the official website, and the Young Writers Program, you’ll see what I mean. This is more than just a few people getting together to write about a bunch of things; no, we’re talking about millions of people making a commitment to writing by making a fully-blown novel in a month. Yeah – 30 days. 30 days, people.
The first thing I thought after my mind had sobered up is WHAT?! I can’t write 50,000 words in a freaking MONTH!!! But I can. Ohhhh yes, I can. And if I can’t, I will wear the hat of shame.
You know I will.
So, after that moment of terror had crossed my mind, I smiled. This is just the kick up the backside I needed. Well done, reckless thoughts.
So, with that, I must get to my writing. Support and any feedback you wish to say on any other writing here, even negative feedback, will be much appreaciated.
Wish me luck! 😉