I love the concept of NaNoWriMo. I mean what better way to join together lonely novelists across the world than to give us all a common goal to write an entire novel in 30 days? Does that mean you’ll get daily posts on my progress?
Well, not this year, at least not in the full spirit of the “holiday.”
As an aspiring novelist, to be able to write full time is a dream come true. And, if I’m jamming on a story, I really think I could write an entire first draft in 30 days. So, why am I not diving into this challenge? Sigh. Reality Bites. Work.
But, that doesn’t mean I won’t celebrate in my own way. I seem to be stuck on the 1/3 mark for my manuscript. Tomorrow, the hubs and I are heading down to Austin for a week and I’ll have my computer in tow as I pray to the Muse that the change in scenery and all the good mojo from the writers of the world will jumpstart my own writing.
Will I finish my manuscript in the next 30 days? Highly unlikely. But, I do hope to make enough headway to feel like I’m not just running on ice. So, to all you writers out there heading to bed early to get a start on a full writing day tomorrow, I raise my quill to you my friends. And, hopefully, come November 30 we will all feel proud of what we’ve written, no matter if it’s an entire novel or a few chapters.
P.S. Does anyone else find it funny that NaNoWriMo coincides with Movember?? IJS …