I’m up to 3869 words so far! Hope everyone is having a good NaNo month.
NaNoWriMo is the nickname for National Novel Writing Month. It is a challenge to write a novel from November 1st to the 30th. I’m trying it this year for a couple reasons.
The first reason is that I am leading a teen group of writers at my local library, and we have adopted NaNo for our November activity. We’ve already started brainstorming our novels, and I’m looking forward to working with them as they rise to the challenge and have fun with their writing.
The second reason is that I am looking to recapture the excitement and enthusiasm of my first NaNo experience. Back then, I hadn’t written a whole novel before, and took it on as a challenge. I wrote like mad that month, and soon the words and ideas flowed like a river. I recall one day writing about Bob and Kitty walking home for the USO dance and suddenly thinking, “He’s going to propose!” And he did! That book wasn’t very good, and probably won’t ever be published, but I loved the sensation of characters telling me what to write. That got me hooked, and I’ve been a writer ever since.