And I am so excited about it. Ever since I read George Angus’ post about NaNoWriMo over at Joel’s a part of my mind has become devoted to this event. Of course I signed up right away because the idea appealed to me immensely. While I believe in action in most things, there are specific things I just don’t seem to get started with. Ok, there’s a word for it. No, not right now though, because this is about Write now.
So I am very very keyed up about this. Not that I am one hundred per cent sure I’ll actually see it through, but I know I will if I set my mind to it. As of now, I have. I am even planning it. I might be a rebel writer this year because I am undecided whether I should go for a novel (that’s what the challenge is all about), or a biography/memoirs-type book, or non-fiction. I must confess that non-fiction might tip the scales and decide it for me.
Whatever I decide to write, I am making a promise to myself that I will do it with everyday. Although one does not need a NaNoWriMo to write a book, for some of us (okay, me) we sometimes need that little push, a goal. Quite like that quick housecleaning when we expect guests. Not that we won’t clean for ourselves, but the impending visitors always make you want to go the extra mile.
Here’s how I plan to stick to my NaNoWriMo goal. The event is from November 1 to 30. I will readjust my routine so that I sleep earlier and wake up early in the morning so I can write without the doorbell/phone/voices interrupting. I usually get my best work done early in the morning anyway. I will try and be as disciplined as possible during November, and who knows? Maybe I’ll even like the new routine and stick with it.
For now, I am busy jotting down ideas. If nothing else, at the end of the month, I’ll have a lot of content. Wish me well, my friends. I need your support and I need you to cheer me on.
About the NaNoWriMo (I quote from their site)
“NaNoWriMo is an annual (November) novel writing project that brings together professional and amateur writers from all over the world.
National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing on November 1. The goal is to write a 50,000 word, (approximately 175 page) novel by 11:59:59, November 30.
Valuing enthusiasm and perseverance over painstaking craft, NaNoWriMo is a novel-writing program for everyone who has thought fleetingly about writing a novel but has been scared away by the time and effort involved.”
Any one can sign up! Are you going to?
I also ambitiously plan to keep a diary during November – but let’s see how that goes. For now, taking part is the next big thing for me.