As November approaches, I feel more butterflies flying around in my stomach and a hot air balloon expanding in my chest. Dare I, daren’t I?
Last year, I made the mammoth mistake of signing up for NaNoWriMo (National November Writing Month) just 1 day after my father passed away. It was way too soon to focus on. Especially because the story I decided to write was entitled “Daddy’s little girl” and was about my childhood. Bad idea Laura!
Needless to say, I did not succeed in writing a 50,000 word novel that year. However, I am a proud winner of the 2013 competition. Yep, I wrote 50,000 words within one month. Actually, it took me so long to decide whether to go for it, that It was actually half way through the month when I started.
Here I am again, well into the throws of writing, my creative juices flowing…and I have to say, I feel ready and primed to take my hand at this NaNoWriMo thing again.
So why am I hesitating?
Is it fear of failure? Do I need the extra pressure? Will it make me hate writing?
I’m cautiously decided that I’m going to go ahead…would love to connect with other bloggers who are going to undertake this challenge too!
If I do follow through, I need some way to account for the work I do. You know, so I don’t cheat myself and just copy/paste some old text and win without trying.
So, each day I’ll put up a quick update on how it’s going (A little like my grounding posts)
So if you are curious and would like to join me on this journey, go ahead and click the subscribe button. 🙂