Intro Post for NaNoWriMo

WritersUniteBannerI’ve decided that I might be losing my marbles. I have decided to participate in this year’s NaNoWriMo challenge. For those of you that are not familiar with NaNoWriMo it stands for National Novel Writing Month. Every November people participate in this crazy challenge of writing at least 50,000 words. It’s to help those that have trouble starting their novel (like me) and even if you’re not interested you should check out the fun site.

This site is really going to be helpful for me as I figured out my problem when it comes to writing. I’ll get a few pages done and then I’ll read it. Then I revise it. Then I read it. Then I revise it. So on and so on. The pressure that comes with NaNoWriMo will help me not look back but just keep chugging on. As for my story, I have the idea but I don’t have anything fleshed out yet so I’m reluctant to share the details. Maybe next week when I’ve actually got something written down I’ll share some details but until then, it’s a secret.

So why does suddenly deciding to participate in NaNoWriMo make me crazy? Well, along with NaNoWriMo I will be updating my blog, reading for my blog AND directing a play that goes up November 22nd. See? Crazy.

I really think I can do it though, in fact I’m so determined that I committed myself to a writing support group so that others can hold me accountable called Writer’s Unite. This group will rally together through the dark days and sleepless nights all the while rooting for each other. So now it’s done . I’ve sealed the deal with ink and blood (I got a paper cut writing this post) and there is no turning back. I am officially a 2013 participant of NaNoWriMo. Cue heart attack.

However I am not totally unprepared. I have prepared a survival kit to get me through this cold November.

Handy Dandy Survival Kit

*Notebook and a Pen— I do my best writing on paper (the computer leads to too many distractions)

*Favorite T.V. Shows Recorded— The background noise comforts me which in turn helps the creativity to flow

*My Favorite Pair of Sweats– Again, comfort is extremely important

*Hot Chocolate— Can I admit to not liking coffee without getting black listed in the blogging world?

*Popcorn— Have I told you that I LOVE popcorn?

*Caffeine— I need to get throught the sleepless nights somehow

*Chocolate Chip Muffins— No explanation necessary

Wish me luck and if you would like to participate in NaNoWriMo and need support just click the Writer’s Unite button.

Oh and happy Halloween!


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  9. Good luck with your novel Lindsey. I too have a lot going on this November. It is my son’s 5th birthday next week, then my parents come to stay for a week to celebrate my 30th birthday, and then its Thanksgiving which we always make a big deal of. But I am going to try my hardest to succeed, some things will have to give, but so what if I miss out on a month’s worth of my favorite TV shows, or only read 2 books instead of 8, I should hopefully have accomplished a small feat of writing 50k words by the end of the month πŸ™‚

    Good luck to you, I’m looking forward to keeping up to date with your progress!

    • Oh my gosh that’s a lot of birthdays! Actually November is a month full of birthdays for me too: my birthday on the 13th, my dad’s on the 14th, and both my sisters on the 9th and 23rd. We’ll get through this though, thank you for the support and I look forward to keeping up to date with your progress as well! πŸ™‚

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