November 3, 2014

aaand here we go...

This isn't the first year a friend has tried to convince me to join National Novel Writing Month, but it is the first time I've agreed. And now, two days in, my brain is as blurry as this picture.

It's always been easier for me to write during the fall and winter months. There's just something about being all bundled up and cozy with a cup of hot tea that makes me feel more like a capital-w Writer. (Plus, let's be honest, it's far easier to coop yourself up and write when you aren't tempted by the 80-degree weather outside.) In any case, now felt like as good a time as any to really set aside some time to write, so now I'm aiming for that 50,000-words-in-a-month goal... Any other takers?

If you're a writer, too, and you're interested in taking on the challenge, sign up at and then let me know! It's way more fun to do this sort of thing with a few friends, so if you decide to start a new novel, keep me posted — any and all support helps, right?

"You write about the thing that sank its teeth into you and wouldn't let go." — Paul West


Kate said... [Reply to comment]

I love when you write about writing! :)

Briel said... [Reply to comment]

I enjoyed reading Elizabeth Gilbert's thoughts on writing. Lots of good ones there!

Good luck with NaNoWriMo! :)

Cheryl said... [Reply to comment]

I'm having go too (although I say this every year and then flake halfway through, so whether I'll manage to complete it this year...we'll see.) It's good motivation to have that daily word count to meet though, isn't it? And seeing the numbers climb on the word count tracker :-)

Good luck xxx