I have always fantasized about being a writer.
As a teen, I poured over journals – I lugged them around with me everywhere. I wrote on the bus, I wrote during my lunch break at school, I wrote late at night, with a sliver of light shining in my room from the street light.
I somehow fell away from writing as I became an adult; the responsibilities of marriage, motherhood and a career leave little room for imagination.
As I slowly began finding my way back to writing last year, I stumbled upon an exercise in creativity and perseverance – and imagination. NANOWRIMO.
What is NANOWRIMO? It is National Novel Writing Month. November 1 through 30, participants write a 50,000 word novel. Yes, you read that correctly. The goal is to write an entire novel in 30 days.
I’ll be checking in periodically – or you can follow that NANOWRIMO badge on my right side bar to my NANOWRIMO page and follow along! If you are participating, please add me as a buddy!