For a writer; for me.
NaNoWriMo, my friends, is but fourteen days away. However, it would be a complete understatement to say I am excited.
NaNoWriMo: national novel writing month. 50,000 words in 30 days. 1,667 words each day. it's crazy. it's exciting. it's once a year. it begins november 1st.
It already feels like NaNoWriMo weather; cold fingers, frigid air, frozen toes. The memories of scribbled pages and loose sticky notes fills my thrilled mind. The mere vision of November first delights me.
Going into November in 2009 was pure frustration. I started late, my novel idea was weak and unlikely to go far. I gave up not even halfway in. November of 2010 was much different. My ruling emotion was fear. I wasn't able to do 7,000 words the year before, I was insane to think I could do 50,000 words this time around. But I tried. And I finished. November 2011 is pure excitement. My old Jr. High teacher is starting a support group which I'm joining, or, rather, helping with. And my 2011 notebook is bursting with jottings of ideas.
I got the idea for this year's NaNoWriMo early in August, actually. My greatest hope was that it was NaNo material--as I wrote in my journal. To tell you the truth, it really isn't. Basically, I was loving the idea of Childhoods. Thoughts of my own and of other's were streaming along my mind. A very small section of the up coming novel came from a picture on Pinterest which I have now lost track of. The novel, in the shortest description possible, is the childhood adventures of a young girl named Fern. From dolls, her grandfather's study, and ballet, to Cafes, candy shops, and school uniforms, the novel will be an amusing one to write for certain.
How about you; will you be doing NaNoWriMo?
p.s. see my NaNoWriMo page here.