The perfect time to start something never arrives…UNLESS it’s NaNoWriMo time. It is truly the most perfect moment to start writing that novel you’ve always wanted to write. Never will there be so many people braving the same terrifying path at your side, ready to commiserate and ready to cheer.
So let’s DO THIS, guys. Let’s write a book. Or let’s rebel and revise a book. Whatever it is you want to undertake, let’s do it together and let’s do it NOW.
Because today is DAY 1 in National Novel Writing Month 2013, and for the next 30 days, we’ll type until our wrists ache, our eyes cross, and our necks cramp. And it’s going to be awesome.
So stop by the Daily Word Count and Accomplishments forum to share your triumphs for the day! Drop into the Writing Sprint Race Track to set up a sprint or a start a #BAMFWordBattle on Twitter. And of course, if you haven’t yet, introduce yourself and let us know what YOUR goals are for this NaNoWriMo–be it reaching 50K words or rebelling (like me).
And now I’m off to work, my friends! Because today IS the perfect time to start something.
See you in the bootcamp or on Twitter!
Now GO GO GADGET NANO!
November 1, 2013 @ 6:16 pm
I’ve been so reluctant to sign up for this for two reasons:
1. I had to let go of all my planning for my first novel just yesterday because too many of the scenes I just wasn’t excited to write. It was gut-wrenching for me to have to throw away my plot line and characters.
2. It’s doubtful I’ll actually finish it and I’m crazily worried that if that happens I’ll feel like even more of an utter failure.
However, I’ve decided to give myself a kick up the butt and just go for it because telling myself ‘I just need to get a little better at writing first’ or ‘the story will absolutely suck’ is never going to get me anywhere. Thank you SO much for the motivation
November 4, 2013 @ 3:23 pm
YAAAAAY!!!! You are SO WELCOME, Lauren!! I know you can do it, and it’s totally okay not to finish! I won’t be finishing–I’m only shooting for 25K. You’ve just got to remember that whatever you write was more than you had before. Or at least, that’s what I tell myself. 🙂
And I feel your pain on throwing out what you’d planned. I’ve done that many times, but sometimes writing that wrong outline was the only way for me to figure out what the *right* story was.
Happy writing and good luck!! <3 <3
November 6, 2013 @ 11:03 am
I just decided that I was going to attempt NaNoWriMo again this year, even though it’s a pretty crazy time in my life. There’s this idea for a story, actually a first line, that came to me and I’ve been thinking about it ever since Sunday. So today, I made it official and signed up AGAIN and signed up for YOUR boot camp! I’m going to get more active in the forum over the week, but I wanted to say hi and LET’S GET IT ON!
November 7, 2013 @ 7:54 pm
YOU CAN DO IT!!!! I’m so excited you’re trying! Even writing 100 words is better than none, so GO YOU!!! 😀 😀