So today marks the very first day of NaNoWriMo 2017, and now that the high of Halloween is gone, it’s starting to dawn on me just what I’ve signed up for.
What was I thinking? How am I going to manage 4 blogs for myself, and then 2 for clients, plus all our social media pages, edit my 5-book novel series, work on my on-going fan-fiction project, and do 50,000 words for NaNoWriMo?
But I suppose I was thinking, it was time. That if I really want to do something I love, I have to make time for it. I must have known that merely editing novels would not be enough to quell my fiction-writing needs; and after 4 years of working on the same series, it was time to push myself to venture into something new.
What better way to do it, than with hundreds and thousands of other writers around the world, who will spend November stocking up on coffee and tea, and tapping away nervously at their keyboards, while we check the clock, and the calendar, and the word count?
I have never done NaNoWriMo before in my entire life, but I’m looking forward to being a part of the madness, as it unfolds. One can only watch from the sidelines for so long, before one begins to wonder: could I do this? Well this November, we’ll find out!
Have you signed up for NaNoWriMo 2017? Have you ever participated before? Or are you a n00b, like me? Tell me all about it in the comments below!
If you’re participating this year and looking for writing buddies, my username is AlexisChateau. I can’t wait to suffer by your side!
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