First things first, can we just agree that any time I post in here, there is an assumed paragraph that’s basically like:
~ Sorry I’ve been away for so long!
~ Things have been busy!
~ I promise I’m going to write more often starting now!
so that I can stop *actually* starting with this?
That being said, of COURSE right now is the time I choose to resurrect the writing blog – it’s November! And what’s November, you might ask? Why, it’s National Novel Writing Month! And what’s NaNoWriMo? Why, it’s the month I’m supposed to be writing 50,000 words in 30 days!
So of COURSE I’m going to resurrect my writing blog instead of working on my word count!
(Pro-tip: those of us who participate in NaNoWriMo – WriMos, if you will – are expert procrastinators.)
This is my twelfth NaNoWriMo. I’ve written about it a little before, more so about my duties as ML, or Municipal Liaison, which is my role as Den Mother of the Pittsburgh region each November.
But I haven’t written much about the writing part, itself. And the writing part is the most fun!
Don’t get me wrong: I love planning events and all that.
But even more fun than being an ML is being a participant. I LOVE Write-Ins, I love nonsense Twitter threads that keep us up all night working on our word count. I love scrambling for plot ideas. I even kind of love that moment where I decide to throw caution to the wind and let my characters wander around the touristy sites of Boston just to up my word count by a few thousands.
And so, in a two-fold attempt to both make me commit to writing in here and start bringing interesting content to this blog, I’ll be talking a lot about NaNoWriMo this month.
Because let’s face it: I may not be full of information on how to get published or be a famous author (yet), but I *am* totally good at giving advice on how to write in pretty much any situation and get up to 50,000 words across a 30-day period under any life circumstances.
So pop on by again tomorrow for my first official NaNoWriMo installment. Why not right now? Well, it *is* November, after all, and I’ve got my word count to attend to!