I’ve always wanted to participate in NaNoWriMo and this year, I’m giving it a shot! Since I’ve been dealing with a really terrible writer’s block this year, I’m just diving in (without an outline, and only a cursory idea of what I’m writing about) and am going to have terrific fun seeing what I come up with. I’m taking a break from all other projects just to write for the pure fun of it. I love writing and in all the writer’s block angst I’ve experienced this year, I had forgotten that the reason I started writing in the first place was because I love telling stories.
So here we are. No plans to publish what I write (unless I just love it and think it’s worth publishing). No title. No character names. No idea except a faint concept of what I’m writing about. Some might think this a horrible way to enter NaNoWriMo, but I’m actually quite excited about this “through the dark without a candle” approach. I think it will be a great impetus for unbridled creativity. I’m not going to follow any rules except to make it to the 50,000 word mark. I’m not claiming a genre right now.
I’m leaving myself open to see where my creativity takes me. I just wanted to stop by today to let you all know that I am, in fact alive. I am still writing. I am still planning to publish books. 🙂 As well, I want to wish all the other NaNoWriMo participants good luck in their endeavors! Make sure to get plenty of sleep tonight and dive in tomorrow with gusto! YOU CAN DO IT!
Also, HAPPY HALLOWEEN!