NaNoWriMo: Welcome November
Last year, as I created my 101 in 1001 list I went through many other lists and found so many awesome things to add to my own. One of those things was National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. I got SO excited that I signed up on the spot, completely forgetting that I was expecting my third child in November.
Once my preggo brain caught up with my preggo body I promised myself I would participate in 2011.
With three days of October left I just happened to catch a tweet about NaNoWriMo being just around the corner, sent me into a frenzy, but here I am all signed up and (reasonably) ready to go.
If you’ve not heard of this before, let me give you the important points; I have committed myself to writing a 50,000 novel by November 30th. You can’t start until the 1st of November and you have to write a work of fiction.
And I have committed myself to winning (which is what they call reaching the 50,000 word goal by the end of November).
Writing has forever been my dream, unfortunately I allowed others to influence my belief in myself, in my abilities and I gave up. This is my snatch at living my dream, even if only for a month. When November’s over we’ll see where I stand and how I feel about writing. About myself.
This feels like an important step for me, so, please feel free to encourage me in any way you can – chocolate and coffee is greatly appreciated. Or vodka – that could make for some interesting chapters.
As part of my participation I am hoping to raise some money for The Office of Light and Letters “where children and adults find the inspiration, encouragement, and structure they need to achieve their creative potential.” While I chase my dreams, it would be uplifting to know that I am also helping others have the same opportunity. If you’re interested in donating a little (or a lot) please visit my profile. Every little bit helps.
I look forward to sharing my progress with you all; whether that be highs, lows, me banging my head against the keyboard and screaming…
Are you participating in NaNoWriMo? Have you ever?