First of all, you can probably see that the last time I have posted anything of substance was a long, long time ago. For that I do apologize. As I have mentioned in my previous post, my computer had to get repaired, and after it came back, I found it incredibly hard to get back to the funk of writing.
That is, until November came by, and with it, the National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. I have to say I’m not doing as well as I would like to, although I did manage to write every single day so far, which to me is quite incredible.
My novel this year is titled The Extraordinary Adventures of Princess Marion. It’s mostly adventure and romance, set in a fictional world. If you would like to become buddies on the NaNoWriMo website, my username is AlicjaM. I’m looking forward to connecting with you all ^_^
If you’ve never heard of NaNoWriMo before, in essence, the main idea of it is to write 50000 words throughout the month of November. Sounds impossible? Maybe. But it really is not.
It’s true that if you have never written anything of such length it can be tiring to try and meet the goal at the end of the month, but there is just something about it that makes you not want to stop. Once you start updating your word count, you can see it go up, but the date on which you will approximately meet you goal is in June of the next year, you kind of still want to go through with it. You don’t want to give up. And that’s the magic of it.
You might not get any rewards for meeting your goal, but the feeling alone, the sense of accomplishment and pride when you do write the 50000th word and add it to your word count… It’s beautiful. And it’s definitely worth to at least give it a try once in your life, if you feel like you would like to express yourself in a creative way, but you don’t know where to start. You might as well start with NaNo, and see there it takes you. How about it?
You can find the all information about NaNoWriMo here.
I hope we can connect, and that if you haven’t thought about doing something like it before, right now you will feel at least a bit more compelled to give it a shot. Who knows, maybe if you try, you’ll realize you’re good at it and you’ll become the next big thing in literature? You won’t know unless you try!