This past Sunday, I asked for advice about joining NaNoWriMo: Write Me, Maybe. As I've come to expect from my wonderful writing community, the comments rocked!
A special thank you to those who commented with advice and encouragement: Donna McNicol, Jo Michaels, Melissa of Melissa Writes, Elizabeth Anne Mitchell, Beth Camp, Mitsuraki, Alberta Ross, Christina of The Girl Who Writes, and Shan Jeniah Burton. Without your comments, I would not have had the courage.
For the last two years, I've talked myself out of it. I have three kids. I've never written close to 50,000 words in a month. What if I can't do it? And on and on. But I've been talking about stopping the excuses and having flexibility with focus.
How is 50,000 words flexible, you might ask?
It's not, but how I view a successful completion of NaNo is. If I end the month with 30,000 words, am I failure? It's 30,000 words I didn't have before. So, I decided to go for the words and signed up.
Now, I need to reassess my writing goals, especially leading up to NaNo and during the month of November writing. I'd also love some Nano buddies, so if you are participating this year, please friend me here.
But for today, I'm just going to soak in the new badge and commitment. New goals and plans will be announced on my Sunday post.
If you missed my post on Sunday and have participated in NaNo, I'd love some more tidbits on how to survive my first NaNo. Please share.