Oidhche Shamhna shona dhuibh, a h-uile duine! (Happy Halloween night to you, everyone!) It’s October 31st, and that means…
NaNoWriMo starts at midnight tonight!
In 2011 I hit the 50k word goal, with a pile of words that had little to no hope of becoming a novel.
In 2012 I bailed halfway to write a short story that was eventually published (Green Salvage).
In 2013 I hit the 50k word goal, but my multiple storylines blew up like mushroom clouds. I plan to return to this one at a later time.
I did not attempt a nano novel in 2014.
So, here it is, the eve of NaNoWriMo 2015, and I’m doing it again. This will be the first time I have ever embarked on this challenge knowing in advance that I probably can’t hit the 50k word goal. There will be several days in November when I just won’t be able to write at all.
But I’m going to do it anyway. Because, I love the energy around NaNoWriMo. I enjoy going to local write-ins. I love the excuse to really concentrate on one project. I learn so much about myself as a writer and what works for me and what doesn’t. And this year I’m armed with an actual OUTLINE!
I also plan to post several blogs about my progress.
Are you participating in NaNoWriMo? Why or Why not?