With only a few days left on NaNoWriMo, and now that I'm finished, I thought today I'd write about my early thoughts.
Before signing up to commit to a month long writing session, with specific word counts and the accountability, I took a month to think about it. Actually I had been thinking about signing up since July, but by the beginning of October I really began to examine the whole premise.
I went on NaNo's website and did my research. I read a several blog posts, and spoke with a few author friends. They all noted their experiences.
The common theme was that it was life-changing in their writing. That was what I was looking for. But, I was afraid. I imagined writing about 10 thousand words. I would be embarrassed by the whole situation.
During our two week vacation at the beginning of October I truly spend days thinking could I do this? I finally decided I could, and believed and imagined that I was a NaNo winner.
I told my family my plans. I spoke with my friend Susan, a writer, and told her of my goals. Each week we saw one another she'd ask, "how is the word count going?" I was happy to give her my numbers.
But, the best thing that helped keep boost my writing was joining a group of other NaNoWriters and talking to one another every day.
We set goals, encouraged one another that they could make this, and no matter if they wrote a hundred words or 5 thousand, they rocked.
I will say I did write today. Just a few hundred words, but it's now second nature to write daily and I'm looking forward to staying the course.
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