I have been a sketchy National Novel Writing Month participant since 2006. I won in 2007 & 2008, but since I’ve never really even had a decent attempt. But this year, I’m getting SERIOUS about writing 50,000 words in 30 days again!
I might as well, right? Still hunting for a job, which means I have a lot of free time that I can use for getting myself serious about writing again. Also, with my luck, committing to this challenge will ensure that I get a job that starts in November, leaving me without any of that time anymore. Win-Win!
What am I going to write about this year? Do I have a plan, or am I pantsing*?
I don’t know. I have a bit of an idea. I have a bigger concept: gay hockey players. (Fun fact: I can accurately determine how each of you reading this has known me or come to find my blog by the amount of surprise you have to that sentence.) I have some general characters, I even have one character’s name. But I don’t know how well all of these things are going to combine to make a novel. I’m trying not to worry about that too much, even if it makes me anxious. Hey, maybe this will help me get back to taking my anti-depressant like I’m supposed to. Win-Win-Win!
I’m going to (try to) keep this blog updated through the month, talking about how things are going, maybe sharing some excerpts, possibly crying and whining about how much writing sucks.
If you’re writing this month, too, let me know! Maybe we can be writing buddies on the site–heck, if you’re in the area, maybe we can be writing buddies in a coffee shop. If you’re not writing but you think NaNoWriMo is an awesome idea and want to support it continuing into the future forever, you can make a donation.
No matter what, I hope you will encourage me! I’ll appreciate it!
*Writing by the seat of my pants, no plan, no direction. Not removing people’s pants. Unless they want me to. I’m open to it.