It’s that time of year again!
Late nights writing. Endless supply of tea (or coffee, depending on your preference). Sticky notes with plot changes stuck all over the walls. A perfectly crisp outline suddenly becoming a scribbled and crumpled heap as characters do their own thing. Becoming a hermit as you attempt to write a novel.
Oh, and this all happens in a month’s time.
Yep, folks! It’s NaNoWriMo!
I’m coming in as a veteran of about four years, and I’ve yet to finish a novel in a month. (Edits are too tempting for me.). But despite the lack of finishing, I will say that attempting to write a novel in a month is not only fun, but also a good way to build a habit of consistently writing. It’s not easy to take time out of your day to write, especially when you work other jobs and have other commitments.
So as we inch closer to November 1, I’d like to wish all my fellow writers good luck at NaNoWriMo this year! There’s going to be lots of great stories being told, and even if you don’t finish by the end of November, don’t be discouraged! Telling a story doesn’t have to be limited by time.
Have a wonderful week!