NaNoWriMo, Really?

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National Novel Writing Month. It’s insane, really, if you think about it. Writing a 50 K rough draft in thirty days.

So, why have I signed up?

Well, first of all, I’m a deadline fiend. Deadlines, whether instituted by outside forces or self-imposed, hold me accountable.  And I’m a feet-to-the-fire kind of person.

Second, I like challenges. Whoa, wait. That sounds too broad. Let me be specific. I like mental challenges. In my case, my brain is truly better than my brawn. And NaNoWriMo will certainly challenge my talent, my time and perhaps my family.

Thirdly, I’m chomping at the bit to get words on the page. I’m ready to write the story I’ve been tinkering with in my head and on Scrivener. It’s a Fairy Tale retelling called Ryder and Wolfe.

And finally, just like misery loves company, I think writers need solidarity. NaNoWriMo connects writers of every level through a common goal of pushing themselves and their creativity.

I’m ready to do this. Are you?

Tons of veterans have posted their helpful hints. Check out the tweets and blogs of @PenandMuse, @ginad129, @CSLakin, @ElizabethMoss1 and @WriteDivas. 

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