November and writing have become synonymous with National Novel Writing Month or NaNo as it is affectionately called. So many of my brave writer friends are participating this year. I'm not... but in the spirit of things, my November plans:
* I am going to be the best *rah rah, go team go* cheerleader for all the NaNo writers.
* I will write 750 words a day.
* I am blogging daily with NaBloPoMo.
The theme for NaBloPoMo is "Blogging for blogging's sake" and each day there will be a prompt to answer. I will incorporate these answers into my blogs, but may veer off a bit occasionally depending on my mood (and Wednesday/Sunday ROW80 check ins).
What is your favorite part of writing?
Cleansing the soul. Putting everything I can into the creation of characters, story, setting. It's a thrill to see a blank page come to life, an entire world created from nothing but words mixed with imagination.
Life hands us so many pathways, and writing is an excellent tool to work through conflict, questions, choices, fears, anxieties, and so many other emotions. A writer can create characters and put them in any situation. I study people all the time to see how they react to things, a people-watcher from an early age. It's amazing what you can figure out by simply observing.
Now, even when I don't write creatively, I journal. Emotions can be easier to deal with on the page, and letting emotions flow through words can ease the burden or worry.
I must admit, I enjoy the editing phase just as much. The initial outpouring of words is exciting, but fine tuning them to say what you really want... priceless.
Whether you blog, journal, or write stories, what's your favorite part of writing?