It’s hard to believe it’s already the halfway point for NaNoWriMo. I have been enjoying my first foray into the event. I like my main character (good thing, since it’s all about him!), and my companion character that I recently introduced makes me laugh a lot. All in all, it’s been a fun adventure to push myself into the story and just let it happen.
My stats aren’t where I had hoped they would be. Being the halfway point, I should be at/near the 25k word count, but sadly, I am not. After an okay-ish start, I unexpectedly had to travel out of state for a few days. Riding in a car for 12 hours there and back, one would think I had a pretty good chance of staying on task, but nope. Turns out keeping a 1 1/2 year old happy and fighting my own battles with carcolepsy (car narcolepsy – seriously, put me in a car if you want me to take a nap) makes writing a difficult task.
Being reasonably new to the blogging world, I had no clue what NaNoWriMo was a few days ago. I would often see it offhandedly referenced on a blog and the vile feelings it brought forth, and surprisingly enough, it intrigued me. So I did what I always do when I have no knowledge of something. I Googled away.
For those of you who don’t know about National Novel Writing Month, it is a month of torture/excitement that aspiring/professional/bored/what-have-you writers attempt to complete an entire novel. The goal is to complete a minimum of 50,000 words in the 30 days of November. Ludicrous? Insanity? Or mad inspiration?
So I jumped on the train and committed to NaNoWriMo. Yep, that’s right. Newbie blogger with big aspirations of becoming a spiffy writer, I have committed to the epic challenge. Oh yes. With my 15 month old in tow, I shall slay this beast.
If you are partaking in the madness and you’d like a buddy, feel free to invite me. If you are interested in my ambitious new journey, feel free to check in throughout November. My profile can be found here.