National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) 2020

Write a novel in a month?

Crazy, right?

The challenge is to write your story in 50,000 words, in just one month. 

1,667 words per day for 30 days.

It’s up to you what you want to write about.

Besides the total word count, NaNoWriMo writing has one basic rule: No Editing!

November is the time: To Write.

If you like your story at the end of November, then you can edit. 

But for November, just enjoy writing. 

Always move forward. 

Don’t look back.

It’s exciting, frustrating, tiring, invigorating, revealing, requires discipline, and perseverance.

It’s crazy!

And I can’t wait to start!

A New Writing Adventure

Kindergarten. First day. Chunky red crayon with flattened side.  Can I color?  Inside a circle? Doubts, insecurities, weak skills. The spotlight shines inward under an overwhelming onslaught of new stimuli.  Being a writer is just like being in Kindergarten. Focus first, is inward. Do I have the skills? What is my story?  What is my voice?  Red is stop but also start. The necessary inward focus. Wait so you can grow. Develop. Practice. Fail. Succeed. Repeat. Then one day, you look up and see, you’re not alone.

Surprise! There’s a whole world out there! It’s not just about you! This can be an alarming discovery. Yellow shifts the focus. There’s other kids in class. And, guess what? They might have some doubts, insecurities, and some skills, just like you!
Yellow light is the pause. The gathering of all that you are and deciding what you are going to do. Keep to yourself? Or take a chance?   

Green is the moment you reach out. The moment sharing what you have, is more important than any perceived imperfections that always linger.  Green light is the time of connecting, discovering how sharing the little you have with the offering of another, can create a feast for everyone.  I’m thrilled to find myself at the GO time in my writing endeavors.

It’s just the start of something wonderful!