It’s mid-month and I’m at 30,000 plus words. I feel good about my chances this month. I am on vacation this week, so I’ll have a little extra time to work on it. My story is taking shape and actually makes sense. So far this month, there have been 2 days that I have not written. There are several people in my regional group who have over 50,000 words already. Those people rock. Maybe I can do that next year.
I thought of writing lots of excuses. Excuses why I’ve not done it before now. But they are just that – excuses. In the end, I just did not do it. But this year, I will.
I am having fun writing this year. I am enjoying going to the write-ins. I could not do that before because I worked at night and attending them was not an option. Having a support system in place has made a huge difference for me. I can yell out a quick “I need a female name for the mother of the main character’s boyfriend!” And several people answer. Or “I need a quick idea for this or that.” It really does help.
With all the fun I’m having, I would change one thing about NaNoWriMo. If I were queen of the world, I would make it happen in June or July. The days are longer and the sun inspires me. Also, Thanksgiving. And for those in college – exams.
Maybe I’ll have my own Novel Writing Month this summer and make all my friends from the regional group participate.