Two years ago I joined the NaNo community and I managed to meet the goals it set. Last year I skipped it because I was busy working on another project. This time around, I am without a current project and the time span for NaNo would be the perfect amount of breathing room to give my novel before editing starts.
The question I keep asking myself though, is should I try. I mean I have 2 more kids this time around than last, I have a more demanding job, and in general quite a busy life. To find tim to sit down and write 2000 words a day (I like to take Sunday’s off) could be rather difficult.
I have the story idea, and I will spend the next weeks looking into it, trying to determine if it really is a 50k story or not. At this point in time, I am not sure, but it is only the very bare bones form at the moment.
But tell me, are you planning on joining NaNo this year?
What is it about this ‘competition’ for lack of a better word at this rather decaffeinated hour, that drives people on? Ok, we are all writers, and any excuse to write will get out attention, but NaNo surpasses that. It is a global event, and somewhat epic within the right circles. I think it is great fun, an excuse to really sit down and challenge yourself. In essence you get to spend one month, working (and possibly living) like a pro – full-time writer – and for people like me who work a full-time job, it is a little slice of heaven.
Even while writing this short post, I have as good as convinced myself to give it a go, so I am off to sign up and start planning.
I hope to see you there, because whatever happens, it is as good as guaranteed to be one heck of a good ride.