No NaNoWriMo Here
I’ll be honest, this is the first year I’ve actually been jealous of the people participating in NaNoWriMo. Usually by about November 3, I’ve been all, “Geez, is this thing over yet?” Because as much as I may have loved my fellow writers, the bajillion boohoo-I-didn’t- meet-my-1,667-word-goal blog entries got old. Fast.
But this year, I feel a little excited for everyone. And although I’m not ready to try squeezing out 50,000 words in 30 days on top of my day job and freelancing, I do want to do something that’s creative and potentially encouraging in the next 30 days. I think this change in my attitude stems from my actually wanting to work so feverishly on a novel.
Maybe in 2012.
Definitely by 2013.
At any rate, just because I’ve got a whole lot more planning to do before I can start writing a novel doesn’t mean I can’t get in the habit of setting aside some creative time every day in November. That’s why, in solidarity with the ‘Moers, I’m doing the 30-Day Creativity Project.
Wish me luck. And good luck to all you NaNoWriMoers out there. (By the way, if you’re participating and looking for some support, check out girlyfight.)
If you’re doing the 30-Day Creativity Project, let me know.
See you all here tomorrow.