It’s November 1st, y’all, which means: It’s prime writing season! Well, for me, it also means I can officially start playing Christmas carols. And yes, writing is a yearlong endeavor not limited to only one month or season, but there’s just something about NaNoWriMo, (National Novel Writing Month,) that seriously pulls out my inner author.
The way twitter feeds start buzzing with #NaNoWriMo posts in October. The buzz of plotting and outlining excitement with declarations of intentions before ding, ding, ding, midnight hits on November 1st and writers from all around the world hunch fingers over keyboards and get to work.
Really, it’s a gorgeous thing.
So if you are taking on this awesome writing challenge, best of luck to you! I shall be rooting for you, each and every word.
And even if you aren’t participating this year … which, hey, is totally okay, NaNo isn’t for everyone … you can still enjoy the atmosphere and energy by making writing goals that better suit your style or circumstance. Like for me, despite the temptation, I knew NaNoWriMo would be impossible considering I’ll be traveling twice throughout the month. But I have still made the goal to finish a mid-grade manuscript that has about 20,000 words to go since the whole point of NaNoWriMo is to get your fingers moving and words flowing.
I have to admit, though. After checking out this year’s winner shirts over at the NaNoWriMo shop, I’m kind of in love with this scarf. Hmm…
Happy writing, drawing and NaNoWriMo-ing!