Well, it's November 2nd. That means NaNoWriMo is two days old. This is part where I'm supposed to tell you how well my start has been. --Insert ridiculous laugh track here-- It's actually not going as well as I had hoped. I'm sitting around _600_ words at the moment. I should be sitting around 3,340. Should is the operative word there. I am hoping to get caught up this weekend.
Last night I attended my first write-in session of the NaNo season. It was great to see writers I haven't seen in a year and to get back into the groove of writing amongst likeminded people. Unfortunately, due to prior engagements, I had to leave just as the groove was getting to where I needed it to be, but there will be many more write-ins in the future. I am excited for each and every one of them. And to each writing session I will bring a couple of things:
|Sodalite - it is said to help writers with inspiration|
|Perry. My NaNoWriMowl.|
This year, I have a mentor. NaNo has a mentor/mentee system where NaNo veterans who have made 50,000 mentor new NaNoWriMos or those who have not made the 50,000 word goal. I am one of the latter; this is my second year doing NaNo, but I failed my first year by 32,000. I am hoping having a mentor to guide me and keep me grounded is going to help.
NaNo is 30 days of intense writing madness, but it's a thrilling experience. I never regret joining it, despite how insane it gets or how exhausted it feels at times. I've met so many great people.
To those of you writing: Good luck and keep writing!