November looms with the usual question: NaNo or Not?

This year I chose NaNo.

It’s October 25 as I write this and I am, as usual, convinced I’m out of my mind.

I’ve won NaNo before, so I know I can write 50 000 words in 30 days, but I keep asking myself WHY?

It’s not that easy, after all. It can be downright teary, some days. And I have carpal tunnel syndrome. What am I thinking?

This year, however, I’ve got some strong support around my in the form of writing friends who are most likely sitting at their kitchen tables wondering the same thing as I am. WHY?

Well, even though most of it will be laughable garbage, at the end of November I will have a first draft written of a new novel.

I know I won’t be alone during this writing marathon.

NaNoWriMo has great support online in their forums, pep talks and sponsors.

It’s another opportunity for community-building. Writing can be pretty lonely.

And my writer friends have planned a ‘formal’ write-in. I have already dusted off my tiara.

I’ve done my NaNoPrep and I’m as ready as I’ll ever be. My area kick-off is October 30, and while the kids are arguing over their Hallowe’en candy, I’ll be writing word 1.

Wish us luck!