Saturday, October 30, 2010

Obligatory NaNoWriMo Post

With the dawn of NaNoWriMo almost upon us writers everywhere are battening down the hatches. They're stocking up on fuel and saying goodbye to spouses, kids, friends and pets. They've done trials to see how long they can write without coming up for air. There are corkboards full of ideas and marked up character sheets all over the world. Creativity and inspiration are set to explode in households everywhere, as long as they can keep that pesky Writer's Block from crashing the party.

Many attempt it and like a squad or recruits sent to basic training, only the strong survive. Some can't find the balance between family and writing. Some intimidate themselves by pausing too long to think about the enormity of the project. Some don't have a story idea.

I have not yet had the opportunity to partake in the NaNoWriMo festivities. This year I'm polishing my current MS so it looks showroom new in time for the Big Sur Workshop in early December. I would love to be in a position to try it someday.

"There's a plaaaace for us (NaNoWriMo),
a time and plaaaace for us..."

Anybody giving it a go this year?

1 comment:

  1. I'm not embracing NaNo this year although I'll be cheering everyone on from the sidelines. I need to get on with my course and I don't want to abandon WIP. However, next year, I might go for it.

    Happy polishing!