NaNoWriMo Virgin

I’ve never done a NaNoWriMo, and for those who aren’t familiar with it- November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo- see what they did there!?). The goal is to write 50,000 words in a month.

Yes, this is crazy. Attempting this while working a full time job, settling on a house mid-month (and moving), Thanksgiving, raising a child, and a husband. I think it’s about time that I get my thoughts out on paper and see where it goes, even if it just stops short on the paper.

I know I am going to have to eliminate other things from my life for a month, so I am planning for that now. I don’t watch much television as it is, but the little that I do is going to have to pile up in the DVR (I might late night binge on AHS though). No social media (sorry ya’ll, see ya in a month). I won’t be reading any new books in November, so I am reading two in October and should be able to finish them within the month. I also hope to get the reviews out so that the majority of my writing is solely focused on Rose Clover.

My poor husband…Dinners are going to consist of mostly quick pull together crock pot meals (OH how I LOVE fall cooking!).

I will be drinking heavy doses of energy drinks, and caffeine pills. In able to get more done in a day, I need more hours, which means I need to sleep roughly an hour less each day.

Starting November first, I’m going to hunker down like finals week in grad school. I know this old girl still has it, and I’m ready to challenge myself for NaNoWriMo!!!

Anyone out there have a NaNoWriMo under their belt? Anyone else signing up (it’s FREE) ?Any advice for the newbie?

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We read to learn, to feel, to laugh, to understand others. We write to teach, express, communicate, to inspire others. I created Invisible Ink as an outlet of sorts, an area where I can organize the chaos; a place where hopefully I can be true to myself, and my readers. Writing is personal, it takes a brave and dedicated soul to formulate a piece and then share it with the world. That being said, I get just as much out of reading other's work as I do sharing mine ( I am always open to manuscript review swaps, just send me a message). Words read off a page evoke emotions. When taken out of context, or through an out of focus lens - anyone can mold the words, shifting their meaning to fit their agenda or distorted outlook. Staying true to form and myself, I won't censor my content, but I will censor my audience. Whatever lens you happen to be reading this through - I hope you enjoy!

8 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo Virgin

  1. I’ve been writing for ten years and I’ve never done NaNoWriMo. I mean to every year, but then either I don’t have an idea to write about or I’m doing way too much else. Not sure if I’ll do it this year for both reasons.

    1. I hope you take the plunge! It would be nice to “know” someone else going through it simultaneously. I’m going to spend this month creating an outline and really preparing myself mentally.

    1. Right there with you! 3 week countdown! Luckily I’ve had a novel in mind for quite some time, I just need to do an outline and some framework. Good luck!!

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