Ellen mentioned doing NaNoWriMo this year and inspired me to participate as well! I had the intention of participating in the National Novel Writing Month a couple of years ago but never seemed to have the strength to keep going with my novel and it fizzled out. This year I’m committed – and hope I stay that way despite how ridiculously busy I’ve been. I already have the idea for my novel in my head and have started planning chapter by chapter.
I’m nervous and excited. I really like my novel idea – I just hope my rusty writing skills can paint the story I have in my head.
For those who don’t know what NaNoWriMo is – it’s an annual writing challenge, held each November. The challenge is to write a 50,000 word novel in one month from scratch. The key isn’t to write some amazing work of art or proofread the heck out of your novel – that can come later. The goal is just to finish writing a 50,000 word piece. So many people (including myself) have great novel ideas and get started on countless projects but never end up finishing. This is what NaNoWriMo is about – to finish something.