Has it really been a whole year since I started this publishing endeavor? The sound of thousands of inspiring writers clicking thousands of keyboards around the world lets me know that November and National Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) has arrived once more. It was last November that I took my first NaNoWriMo challenge to write a 50,000 word novel in just 30 days.
With some incouragement from friends, I took up the challenge and submerged myself into a month of daily writing. The result was two Chapter/Middle Grade books which I have since published: The Light at the Bottom of the Stairs and Not With My Milk In addition, I wrote about 30,000 words of a series called “Breeze Rider” which I will hopefully finish this year.
NaNoWriMo is a wonderful way to give your inner cravings to become a writer the freedom to give it a go. Participants form communities on line and in person with hosted write-ins and other fun ways to keep the creative juices flowing. The best part is, you don’t have to do it alone. There’s a whole community of supporters out there.
So, for now, I have my writing buddies lined up, my favorite writing music picked out for Pandora and Spotify, the pantry stocked with some good snacks for late night munching, and coffee in hand. It’s not too late to come join me in this month of creative madness. www.NaNoWriMo.org.