The month of November is quickly approaching and with it comes one of most hated, and most loved, events, NaNoWriMo. For those that are unaware, November is home to many focuses: Movember (Mustache November), National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month, Sweet Potato Awareness Month, Epilepsy Awareness Month, and my favorite — National Novel Writing Month.
The goal for NaNoWriMo is simple, write a novel. With a 50k word goal, It is never an easy task. This will only be my second year participating; last year, I failed miserably. I use this time to not only write my super wonderful, million copy selling, future Oprah book club novel –as long as I don’t hold my breath I will be okay!– This is a great time for procrastinating writers to refocus. A sort of recommitment ceremony to our neglected muses.
My goal, while not sticking straight to the word count, is to get my main plot out of my head and into a workable format. If the world comes to an end, and I have that done before the end of the month, maybe I will work on subplots, but lets not get too crazy! Hopefully my partner and pets will not forget who I am, maybe I should wear a name tag.
After 30 days, few will have their novels finished. The fun part is done, and it is time to put our tender hearted child on the chopping block –It there a National Novel Editing month?–Good luck to anyone joining me in this marathon of words. If anyone in Albuquerque sees a laptop flying out a window, it will be mine. Luckily for me, I will be trying to use Googledocs so I don’t lose anything should my laptop take flight.