Sunday, October 20, 2013

Jump in with both feet

I've been waffling for weeks now. I know NaNoWriMo is coming up November 1st. I know it... and yet, when people started talking about plotting and planning and getting involved this year, I hesitated.

Mostly I think I hesitated because I was scared. NaNo is a big commitment! It's one of those things that you can go to as lightly or as seriously as you want and it'll have the same effect on your life... total madness for 30 days!

Thing is... I have a good story this year. I have a couple of compelling characters and an interesting plot... already... that I've been "meaning to work on" since we moved and I haven't yet. Maybe the madness of NaNo is just what I need to get them out of my head and onto (virtual) paper?

So... here I go!

What about you? Are you NaNoing this year? Look me up on the NaNo site: fairbetty. I'd love to have more writing buddies in all this madness!


  1. I'm a fan of NaNo, not because I think good novels come out of NaNo, but because I need a whole first draft before I can even start thinking about stuff like plot. Sure I have a rough idea of where I"m going, but until I have the whole thing down in a first draft, it might as well just be smoke on the wind.

    So "FOR NaNo!"

    And if things go really well, I'll be packing my house during NaNo, so yeah, I've got a solid case of the crazies to go along with the Madness.

    1. Zoinks, Rena! Well, good luck and I'll be right there along with you! Although... I did luck out and get the moving madness out of the way early. If you're signed up on the NaNo site, send me a buddy request!

  2. I'll be diving into the madness with you, lady! I'll go look you up and I look forward to enjoying the journey together!!

  3. I'm seriously scared of NaNo this year, too. I took on a big new scary exciting project at work. It's a lot harder than I thought, and I'm afraid if I do NaNo too that my interests will be too divided and I won't be able to do a decent job on either project. But then again, this is NaNo! It's so much fun! Ugggh.... I have a few days left to decide...


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