Because I cant help saying “yes, and” to any challenge that crosses my plate, I’m doing NaNoWriMo again!
I’m very excited! This will be my third year doing NaNo, and this time I am not nearly as prepared, so it’ll really be an adventure. (Eep!)
For those of you who aren’t familiar, NaNoWriMo (or National Novel Writing Month) happens every November, when people across the country (and the world) sit down at their computers, laptops, typewriters, or notepads and commit to writing 50,000 words of an original novel. It’s actually pretty fun (difficult and time consuming, sure, but also fun, especially if you were the kind of kid who thought doing elaborate school projects was fun). Some professional novelists use NaNo to get a jump on their next bestseller (Water for Elephants is a famous NaNo novel), but most people who participate just do it for their own entertainment, like me. (No one is ever going to read my stories. I just about die from embarrassment even thinking about it!)
I took a writing course at my local community college last year to help prepare for NaNo, but this year I’m flying solo. I don’t have my entire plot mapped out, but I think that’ll be OK. I hope!
I might not know where my story will go, but I bet there will be knitting involved!
Have you ever tried your hand at writing fiction? What other creative projects do you enjoy?