I wanted to accept the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) challenge last year, but I decided to do NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) instead. I found it challenging enough just to come up with a post for every single day in November, but I did it.
I was so proud of myself!
This year, I’m going to do both! And, to make the pot a little sweeter, my 10-year-old daughter is going to be joining me for the National Novel Writing Month youth challenge. When we went to sign her up on October 30th, the youth NaNoWriMo site crashed from an overload of traffic. Now THAT is a good sign! I love it that so many young people are interested in writing.
So, for the next thirty days, she and I will be hammering out 25,000 and 50,000 words respectively. She’s so excited she’s giddy. I can’t say I’m quite that exuberent, but I’m quite pleased with the decision. I may change my tune at the half-way point, but for now, I’m really looking forward to the prospect.
Juggling my blog, my work and NaNoWriMo will probably make for an interesting month… but as a client of mine recently stated… I can do anything for 30 days!
I’ve been trying to outline the plot on a novel that’s rattling around in my head for the past couple of months. Now… I am going to take the leap and just pound it all out. It may be good, it may be bad. It doesn’t really matter. Either way that first draft is going to be done..
50,000 words or bust!