This will be my first year participating in a NaNoWriMo event. I am super excited!
My writing group, Grey Wolfe Publishing, is having one in June, rather than waiting until November, so we are calling it “Rebel NaNo“. I can’t wait to see how this plays out. I have been listening to Water for Elephants from audible.com for inspiration since that story was a product of NaNoWriMo.
Yesterday I spent time writing down each of my characters and how I wanted them to develop within the story. My hope is that if I get stuck or burn out on one part of the story, I can go “visit” another of my characters and see where they take me. Let’s pray it’s somewhere productive. I’m usually not one to plot or prepare, but for this big of a challenge I think you have to have some sort of game plan.
I love the fact that I don’t have to use my time worrying about punctuation and repeat phrases. I can just let my mind and typing fingers move freely. It reminds me of how it felt to drive fast as a teenager without thinking about the consequences. I’m not thinking of the future editing, which I will no doubt struggle through as always, only the joy of the ride.
I’m a short story girl so the biggest piece I have written to completion so far has been about 13,000 words. 50,000 is going to be a challenge for me. I won’t let that diminish my excitement though. I know it will be fun and educational. I hope to do so well this June that I am able to participate with confidence in November’s NaNoWriMo.