Apparently, I have been a member of NaNoWriMo for the past five years, but never had the gumption to participate. Why, you may ask? Well, for starters, it’s no small task to write a 50,000 word novel in one month. That’s 1667 words per day on average. Beyond the commitment of time, participating in NaNoWriMo is a little scary. After it’s all said and done, what if I produce a pile of utter nonsense? What do I know about writing a novel? The only things I write are emails, technical documents and the occasional blog post. Certainly, I have never written a novel before. The whole process has always been a bit of a mystery to me, but maybe after doing this for a month, I will learn something about myself and gain a small appreciation for what writers do. I accept that my novel will very likely stink, but you have to start somewhere, right? This is new, exciting and yes, a little scary, and that’s why I am doing it. Why not step outside my comfort zone for 30 days?
If you would like to join in on the fun, you can get started here: http://nanowrimo.org
If you would like a writing buddy, my handle is runstop.
Now, I am going to prepare an outline for my first novel. I have a contest to win!
PS – My poor neglected blog will still be my poor neglected blog for the month of November. Afterwards, who knows… maybe I’ll start writing again.