Hello NaNoWriMo!

Happy Halloween! I hope your costumes scare all the little kids away and you get the candy all to yourselves. Just kidding. Mostly, anyway.

If it’s Halloween, that means It’s almost NaNoWriMo! Are you participating this year? Are you excited?

After much debate, I’ve decided to sit this one out. I have a lot going on: continuing education classes, job stuff, my reading goal, and don’t get me started on the adorable new kitten that is always distracting me. She’s so cute, right? Her name is Jasmine.

Anyway, where was I? Right! While I may not be doing NaNoWriMo this year, that doesn’t mean I won’t be writing. I have plans to start writing a new story soon. Naomi really wants me to tell her story; she reminds me every day. *eye roll* Y’all will meet Naomi soon enough. Also, I should be working on editing a manuscript. Don’t tell Naomi that, though. She might not like me focusing on another character’s story.

If you’re doing NaNoWriMo, I wish you the best of luck! If you’re feeling discouraged, maybe this will help. My first completed manuscript took me YEARS to write. I started writing it the summer after 7th grade and finished it on my 20th birthday. You can imagine how hesitant and discouraged I was feeling to participate in NaNoWriMo the following year. I had so many thoughts running through my head. You can’t write a book in a month. It’s impossible. Don’t even waste your time trying.

I don’t know how but I did it! I wrote a book in a month. My first manuscript took me 5+ years to write and my second took me only 30 days. I’ve always struggled with finishing first drafts, but if I can do it in a month, so can you! You got this! I’ll even buy your book when it’s published. Good luck!

6 thoughts on “Hello NaNoWriMo!

  1. Will you buy my novel once I give it a facelift and get it updated/republished? That’s what I’m working on this NaNoWriMo. If you’d like to talk about your writing goals and do some word sprints off the NaNoWriMo site, come on over to the #nanocafe of Twitter and join me and my fellow Wrimos.

  2. Thanks for the encouragement…this is my first, and likely last, NaNo. If I survive it, I hope my book will be published–but I don’t have years to wait, I’m 67!

    1. The good thing about the digital age is that it’s easier than ever to publish a book! We have so many options now. The hard part is actually writing it…Good luck with the rest of NaNoWriMo! I look forward to reading your book after it gets published ☺

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