Monday, October 29, 2012

It's official, I'm signed up for NaNoWriMo

It's official. I just signed up for NaNoWriMo. I've started adding buddies and now I'm blogging about it so it's really happening.

Even though I've participated and crossed the 50,000 word finish line three previous years I'm a little nervous this year.

But as wise people pointed out, what do I have to lose and making progress is better than making none and the best advice- This could be the year you fall in love with your NaNo novel.

I really, really, really want this one to work out. So I've been plotting. I'm writing ideas for scenes on notecards and some other ideas about character arc and things like that in a notebook.

Even though it is still just an idea I'm walking through Writing the Breakout Novel so I can keep these things in mind as I write.

Good things have happened for me in NaNos past even though I haven't loved the finished products.
My first NaNo I really fell in love with writing again and realized I could write a novel sized thing. I also realized that writing a novel sometimes leads to a picture book idea.

I'm hoping that this is really the year that I love my "finished" product.

Also thank you for the encouraging from RTW a couple weeks ago on this subject.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You can do it! I participated in 2010, and if I can hit 50,000 words, anyone can do it.

Julie said...

Glad you signed up! I'm so excited for my first try at NaNo. I'm JulieAF over there if you want to buddy up. :)

Jim Randolph said...

Best of luck!

Mary Aalgaard said...

Good luck with NaNo. You CAN do it. I hope you start seeing success in all your writing.
Read your post on the marriage amendment. I think some religious leaders are putting pressure on their parishoners and using scare tactics with phrases like "redefining marriage." You are brave and strong to be on that campagn. It's really hard to listen to hate and ignorance.