I’m not quite sure why I do this to myself, but I do. Each year in November for the past three years I’ve accepted the challenge of NaBloPoMo. What’s that? Well it’s the crazy challenge blog everyday in throughout the month of November. The even crazier part? I’ve done it!
2016? Time will tell, but I don’t see why not.
Oh sure, I’ve become a terribly lazy blogger over the last several months, but I have enough good habits and ideas to get me moving again in November. Besides, blogging is FUN! I’m feeling pretty confident that I’ll meet the challenge. It’s the OTHER challenge that have me a little nervous.
What challenge is that? Why, NaNoWriMo, of course. For the uninitiated, it stands for National Novel Writing Month, and it’s this month. The challenge is to write a novel in November, of at least 50,000 words. GULP.
I’ve done it before, back in 2013, and it wasn’t easy. It took a huge commitment, both from me and from my family. The feeling of accomplishment was tremendous, though, and I have a semi-finished manuscript as a result. I’ve been revising that work for a while now, and soon I’d like to see it in print, but in the meantime I feel like it’s time to start something new, so NaNo, here I am.
I hope I haven’t bitten off more than I can chew this month. I hope that my idea turns into a novel worthy of publication. I hope that I have the stamina and determination to see it through to the end. I hope I hit the 50,000 word mark by November 30. Most of all, though, I hope to renew the love of writing that has dimmed slightly with the stresses of the past few months.
My goals are to provide you with interesting material each day (although I’m sure some days will be better than others) and to get that novel written. I’d love to connect with other writers doing NaNoWriMo. My user name is BulgingButtons. Pretty crazy, right? Just one more piece of my crazy November puzzle.