Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Have you ever wanted to finish something SO BAD that it keeps you awake or seeps into your dreams or haunts you every single second you can breathe?

Have you ever wanted to write books and done NaNoWriMo?

NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month. In November, your goal is to write 50,000 words (roughly 200 page) in just 30 days. (Also, NaNoWriMo does Camp NaNo's in the summer, which gives you an extra day to write.)

I've been doing this for three years now, plus Camp NaNoWriMo this past August.

The closest I've gotten to finishing so far has been in August, with just over 20,000 words. But, of course, I've never started on time or found I story I like writing....

This year, though, I'm at nearly 30,000 words, a few days behind, and ideas are bubbling over.

Will I finish? Who knows? Do I want to? Yes. 

I may not finish this year, but starting on time and writing like I have been has...inspired me to go above and beyond my own expectations. If not this November, then maybe next summer. If not next summer, then next November.

I know why I write and why I love it. 

Bleeding fingers, here I come.