Who’s with me? Who is plunging into the icy November waters of National Novel Writing Month 2010? 30 days of writing until your fingers fall off – until your so soaked with caffeine that people get a buzz just being near you. 30 days to write 50,000 words. 30 days to get a jump-start on your writing. 30 days of “sorry -I-can’t-cook-for-you-do-the-dishes-wash-the-clothes-answer-the-phone-deal-with-you-now-because-I’m-writing-my-masterpiece.”
Will it be an award-winning novel or simply the kick in the seat of the pants you need to just get writing? How will you know unless you give it a try?
I did NaNoWriMo in 2008 and “won”. Last year, I intended to but when November 1st came around, my mind drew this enormous blank. I was a rapidly deflating balloon flizzing through the air. Flizzing? Yes. Flizzing. That’s how a rapidly deflating balloon sounds to me. So this year, I have a story idea. I’m working on a tentative outline, I think I know the ending I want to write and I am very excited about it. I have a working title – “Identity” and I know it will be a young adult novel. That’s all I shall say for now.
So are you in? Are you ready? You have 14 days before the torture – oops – I mean the FUN begins! Here’s a useful tip, you can use NaNoWriMo as a bonus excuse for those late-night Starbucks runs! Works like a charm!
I hope to see you there in some way or another. Drop me a line – let me know if you are planning on doing it this year or if you have in the past. Did you succeed? Did it rock your world…or not? What did you think of it? I would LOVE to know!
Here’s to NaNoWriMo 2010! May your pens/keyboards/fingers/notebooks or whatever it is you write on – be BLAZING!
Don’t know how to get started? Click on the NaNoWriMo link and mosey on over to their homepage. There you can sign up or sign in and get the ball rolling!
For the WORDS!
(meant to be said as an Orc would shout, “FOR THE HORDE!” If you play WoW – you’ll understand – if not – oh well – you can just think I’m a bit odd. <<insert smile>> )