Last year, sometime in October, I heard about NaNoWriMo, which is the acronym for National Novel Writing Month. Halfway through November 2011 I noticed a tweet about NaNoWriMo and I realized that I have totally forgotten about it.
Then came this year. In September I saw the first tweets about NaNoWriMo. I made a mental note. I was not going to forget it again. In the last week of September I clicked a link to NaNoWriMo. I use Google Chrome and whatever sites I was using the day before are on my screen again when I use my computer the next time. I did not sign up for NaNoWriMo immediately, because I had to think about it. Would I go for it or not? Would I be able to do it or will I not be able to find enough time to write? What if I cannot write every day? I suddenly realized that I would not be able to write every day, since I also have my painting and there were weekends we had things planned.
I mulled everything around in my mind, hovering between two questions: Will I? Will I not?
Then at last I was ready to make a decision.
I just signed up for @NaNoWriMo 😀
— Marie A. Rebelle (@RebelsNotes) October 4, 2012
I have decided to try it. Would I be able to find enough time to write? I have no idea, but I was definitely going to try! I knew that most of my writing would happen on weekends and that might just do the trick for me. What if I don’t reach the goal of 50K words? I decided not to focus on the number of words, but on the story I wanted to write. It’s a challenge to participate in NaNoWriMo and as an added bonus I might have a novel done at the end of the month.
Who else out there will be joining the fun of NaNoWriMo? I would love to add you to my buddy list. You can find me under my user name: Marie Rebelle.
And for those out there who are still doubting whether you should join the fun… just do!
We’all just put a sign up for those around us…
PS: In the meantime I know I will start with a backlog, as I might only be able to type my first words on November 4 or 5 due to… nah, not telling yet!
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