I am the Queen of Procrastination. If you need an excuse not to do something, I can help you with that. NaNoWrMo is coming up next month. What is NaNoWrMo? It stands for National Novel Writing Month, a month to write a whole novel. After contemplating NaNoWrMo for months now and coming up with every excuse in the book (Christmas is coming. I need to shop/bake/clean. Then there are the school concerts and activities...), I took the plunge this morning and signed up. It's official. I am writing a novel.
Let's face it, writing a novel is like deciding to have kids, if you wait for the perfect time you'll never do it. All the planning in the world can never prepare you for the unknowns lurking around the corners. Sometimes you just got to do it and hope for the best. So that is my attitude at this point.
After signing up I received an email from NaNoWrMo that starts off like this:
Well, you did it. You've gone and pledged your November to the pursuit of the month-long novel.The word pledged is pretty scary. Especially since I have no idea what to write. I have a few thoughts floating around in the ether but nothing has turned into a fully fledged thing you could build a novel upon. But not to worry because apparently that's okay:
It's okay to not know what you're doing. Really.Good to know because that's where I am right now.
I need your help. Have any of you done this before? Have you been where I am? Where do I begin? What is your best advice?
Oh and be my buddy, please. I'm Chrisbookarama (surprise!)