Wednesday, October 07, 2009

nothing ventured...

I have decided that I won't be doing
NaBloPoMo this year.

My heart just isn't in it. This is in part because two of my NaBlo compadres have died. It just won't be the same without Sara and Emily. I miss their voices so much and I just don't feel like blogging every day without them at my virtual side.

But November can be a hard month for me and I still need something to distract and consume me.

I also need motivation to return to the scary (for me) world of fiction writing. I got so much done during my online writing course last year but have done nothing since submitting my outline for a novel, as my final assignment on December 31.

A few weeks ago Rachael suggested to Zoom that she try NaNoWriMo. And that got me thinking. If structure is what I need and my inner critic is my worst enemy then what better solution than to crank out 50,000 words in 30 days?

They don't even have to be good words (what matters with Nano is quantity over quality).
And before I know it, November will be over and I will have a whole bunch of words on paper.

Sounds like fun, right? Right?

S. is joining me, as part of the NaNo Young Writers' Program. I'm very pleased.


Average Jane said...

Good for you! I've never been able manage NaNoWriMo, but I'd love to be able to commit to it sometime.

I'll probably so NaBloPoMo just to keep from breaking my streak, but it's getting progressively more difficult each year.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great idea, like priming a fiction pump, for both you and S. I'd love to try something like that; also resume piano lessons after only 50 years. Perhaps both soon.

B in T

sassymonkey said...

NaNoWriMo scares me. I think it's awesome, but scary. I've tried to do NaBloPoMo but I'm just not a write every day kind of person.

laurie said...

of course now, i'm freaking out that i have committed myself publicly. ;-)