The blog title pretty much sums it up. Every single year, I pass up the opporutnity to participate in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month, for those of you who don't know. It's basically 30 days of non-stop writing and if you complete a novel of at least 50,000 words at the finish line, you're considered a winner!) and every year when December 1st rolls around, I always regret not joining in.
But I am finally taking the plunge.
I am a writer. And it's my dream to be a published author. But I've barely written at all this year (work, blogging, New York, Pennsylvania, work, blogging, work, work, etc) so I'm hoping this challenge and the support of the other YA blogosphere Nano-goers will get me motivated again.
I'm not going to delve into the details of my novel; I'll just say that it's a fantasy featuring wyverns and romance and magic and adventure. It's been floating around in my head for more than a year now and I'm so excited to finally begin to bring it to life in a few days!
But as excited as I am for next month, I'm also incredibly nervous. I have a short fuse. I'm easily frustrated and if the inspiration doesn't come, I'm going to be skipping a lot of days.
So if any previous NaNoWriMo winners or participants are reading this - help! If you have any advice for how to keep composed and organized so I don't end up throwing something at the wall, I would be very grateful! And any tips, or helpful websites, or words of encouragement will be appreciated as well. I need all the preparation I can get!
If you're participating this year as well, comment and let me know so I can wish you good luck!