Archive for November, 2014


NaNoWriMo – Here We Go!

November 2, 2014

NaNoWriMo Participant

Six years ago I attempted NaNoWriMo but failed on an epic scale. I was unemployed and writing articles for a partial living. And on no single day did I want to write 2 -3 thousand words for article deadlines, and then try to write another couple thousand words for a novel. I tried a few days and left it dead in the water.

Cut to six years later I’m sitting here in my living room on October 28 and realized, “hey, NaNoWriMo is just a few days away!” So I logged on and brushed off my old account and updated everything. I have full time employment, but no other serious commitments the rest of the month, so I decided I would throw in my metaphorical hat into the ring for a NaNoWriMo prize.

And in the spirit of the challenge, I would not start any pre-writing or outlining before the challenge started. I also knew I would have to start a day late as November 1st turned out to be a day with my daughters. Nothing would come between that.

So today I pulled out a few of my old Moleskines and read through some of the story ideas I had. I found about four or five good ideas, and chose one. Then I started writing. And with football in the background, daughters fighting with each other, and dinner having to be made, I still whipped out over a thousand words in just a few hours. I can catch up to the daily average easy with that stat in mind.

So off I go, into the wild blue yonder of November, the National Novel Writing Month. I’ll keep you posted.