Time to Write That Novel?

It’s that time of year again. No, I don’t mean Halloween/Samhain. I mean NaNoWriMo–National Novel Writing Month. It is the time of year when crazy writing-type people try to write a 50,000 word novel during the month of November.

I’ve tried to complete a NaNoWriMo novel a couple of times in the past, but gave up pretty quickly.  I found that I just didn’t have it in me to be so disciplined… and I also didn’t have any sort of story idea.  Believe me, you can’t get very far without some sort of idea of where you want to go, or even who your main character is going to be.

I’ve been playing around with the idea of trying NaNoWriMo again this year, but setting a personal goal of about 10,000 words.  With the little man (now 9 months old) and getting back to work (from home, on my own terms, thankfully), I just don’t have a lot of free time to devote to writing.  This is clearly evidenced by my lack of blog postings, and the fact that I still haven’t finished moving over The Lotus Pond to its new platform.

Writing is important to me, even though I don’t make time for it.  I want the Baby Man to know his mother as someone who writes because it is what she loves to do.  And I hope he learns from this that doing what you love to do is its own reward.  So, with that in mind:

NaNoWriMo Participant - 2008

Wish me luck!  I will be happy if I even get 100 words written on my NaNoNovel in November.

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2 Responses to Time to Write That Novel?

  1. Katrina says:

    Good luck! And remember, “don’t get it right–get it written.” You’ll have the rest of the year to edit it afterwards.