NaNoWriMo 2014

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NaNoWriMo is starting in about three weeks, and I can’t wait!

For those of you who have no clue what I’m speaking of, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, and the goal is to write 50,000+ words of an original novel in 30 days. It can be soul-crushing as you attempt to write at a break-neck speed.

This is my idea of fun. Seriously, this thing is like Christmas for me.

This will my ninth NaNoWriMo, which I can’t believe, and I already have a plot! It’s going to be a sci-fi/children’s story, but I still need to work out the murkiness of the whole thing. It’ll be interesting since I’ve never written anything that would be considered a children’s novel, but I think I’m up for the challenge.

I’ve decided I’m NOT going to post up excerpts of the novel during NaNoWriMo because I’ll start self-editing and I’ll totally never get anything done that way. However, I think I’m going to record and post a weekly video update. I’m sure it’ll be great! You’ll witness as I’ll go from chipper and optimistic during week one, descend to despondency and misery during week two, to not hating my novel during week three. Week four tends to culminate with tears and over-caffeinated exhaustion. Maybe a little confetti. We’ll see.

Did I already tell you I’m looking forward to all of this?

If any of you lovely souls want to leap into the great unknown that’s NaNoWriMo, click here.

And if you want to have an idea of what the month-long writing process is like, here’s a video by the lovely Kristina Horner .

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