This blog post will deviate a little from the train of thought I’ve been following over the past few months. Because it is November. And as writers all over the world are aware, November is National Novel Writing Month! That’s when we get to challenge each other to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days.
It’s insane. And such fun!
I have been a member of the NaNo community for thirteen years. I haven’t always managed to reach the writing goal, but every time I participate in this annual event, I feel that my writing gets a major jump start. And we all need that once in a while.
I wasn’t going to do it this year. Then, a week or so ago, my seventeen-year-old granddaughter – who is an extraordinary writer, by the way – asked me if I’d started my NaNo novel for this year. I don’t think she intended it to be a challenge, but I took it as such. After all, who wants to be bested by a high school senior? (Wink)
So, the race is on.
Emily, I’m doing this for you because writing is something we love to do together.
Legend King, hero of my story, I’m doing this for you, too, because your tale must be told and you won’t leave me alone until I do. Besides, you’re kinda cute.
Writers everywhere, I am doing this because we are all in, right?