NaNoWriMo is nearly upon us.
Or, the almost easier way to type it: National Novel Writing Month! That's right, it's November.
You may or may not know that I have signed up for this for the past two years. For those unfamiliar (though, it's kind of a fad/trend, so you may all be familiar), it's where you sign up to write a novel during the month of November. 50,000 words. You don't have to edit, proofread, etc. (all that comes after), you just write. Which sounds easy. But which is not.
The first year I entered, 2011, I was on track! The first week, I was ahead of my goal with something like 12,000 words. And then, I hit a wall. A wall that I never got through, over, or around. Those 12,000 words were it for me. Recently I came across them, and I still couldn't see a way out of the hole into which I'd written myself. Oh well. Failed attempt #1.
The second year was 2012, and I was motivated in October. This was going to be the year. THE YEAR, my friends. And... I didn't even start. Not one word flowed from my fingers to the virtual paper. Oh well. Failed attempt #2.
This year, 2013 is my third attempt. And I'm excited-- I'm fully planning on at least starting something. I already have ideas in my head (you can't start work on the actual novel until November 1st). I'm not saying it's definitely going to happen this year, but they have always said that the third time is the charm.
I've got a story in mind that includes ghosts, paranormal investigators, a dog, a young woman, a young man, and romance. So. We'll see how that all goes. If you see me around in November ask me how the novel is coming! But, don't push it if I shoot you an evil look, it means I'm not doing well. And don't be offended if I don't want to tell you about it-- a true writer, I hate talking about my own work! ;)
If you're attempting NaNoWriMo, leave me a comment and let me know! Maybe we can be writing buddies.
Anyway, NaNoWriMo (that really IS annoying/difficult to type), I'm [hopefully] coming for you!