No, it’s not some foreign language. Unless you consider writing as an individual language. This is writer’s speak after all. Okay, I digress. If you’ve never heard of these two events, let me fill you in.
I am joining thousands of other writers in the insane attempt to crank out 50,000 words of a novel in November. This is what NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is all about. It’s fun. It’s crazy. It’s grueling. It’s just nuts really. And you will end up with one scary manuscript that should not be shared with anyone. However, you will also find some diamonds in the rough ready to excavate, shape and shine. Then, you have a beautiful gem ready to see the public eye. At least, that is the hope.
I am attempting a genre completely different than what I usually write. I’m excited. There might be elves. Perhaps some dragons. Possibly some magicians. And so much more. I’m excited. I’m scared. I’m crazy. But what fun! I have a son and daughter here with me joining in the challenge, another daughter joining in, and lots of friends, too. Not only will we all cheer each other on, but there are local writing groups, online groups and the NaNoWriMo forums, too.
And if that wasn’t huge enough, I’ve decided to join NaBloPoMo as well. I want to cultivate the habit of blogging regularly (as well as writing regularly), so this challenge will definitely get me thinking about good blog content. I am pretty sure it will help me find my blogging voice once again. Since I’m posting quite a bit this month, I will keep the posts relatively short most of the time.
All of this starts tomorrow. I’ll keep you updated on my progress and may share interesting tidbits related to my novel as I go. Anyone else joining in one or both of these challenges?