NaNoWriMo – The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Alright. I’m shaking a bit as I type this because I am just that excited right now. Even the dreary day I’ve had cannot squash my enthusiasm right now.

I’m going to do NaNoWriMo as mentioned in my last post, but I finally, FINALLY, finally have a rough plot/system/character idea in my brain. I’m so excited about it that I haven’t even written any of it down yet. This is happening though, guys!

I’ve tried in vain to convince my friends to join me, but they’re all understandably either uncomfortably pregnant or incredibly busy with handmaking gifts or other commitments. My darling Elyse, my soul sister, my long-distance life-partner mentioned an interest in writing alongside me this year, and I just shot her a text about it to remind her, so here’s hoping I’m not lone-wolfing this whole undertaking this year!

I am well-equipped.

I’ve got my laptop outfitted with Libre Office and Dropbox. I have my iPad with its own tiny keyboard and a word-processing app that syncs automatically to Dropbox and manually to Google Drive, so I can do the bulk of my typing comfortably from the couch. I have headphones in case of mood music emergencies that tend to arise if I get lost and forget where I’m going with a scene. I have my wordcount spreadsheets ready to go. I have yet to find my writing totem/mascot and I don’t have any snacks yet.. but all in good time. I feel like I can take a breath and savour the calm before the storm a bit here because I know roughly how I’m going to tackle this as soon as midnight on the 31st hits.

There is something about November every year, about the idea of pounding out something substantial before the end of 2013 alongside hundreds of thousands of dreamers that gets me giddy. I know I’m not alone in this! I’m a writer among writers, making my creative passions a priority!

[PS - If you're joining in, add me as a buddy on the website so we can keep track of one another!]

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