Thursday, November 1, 2012

NanoWriMo...I Have Taken the Plunge!

I first learned about NaNoWriMo back in 2004 just before I started blogging. It seemed like a cool thing to do, but I never committed to doing it and told my blogging buddies, "Maybe next year."

The last couple Novembers have been especially difficult. I had just moved in late June. And then I was almost transferred to Pittsburgh last Fall. So I found another job to prevent the big move soon thereafter.

This year, I find myself in a similar situation. The job thing is good, but I'm moving AGAIN in the first week of January. So of course, NaNo just seemed like the impossible.

But I have been in a big writing rut as of late. I haven't written anything new since late August. Instead, I've worked on editing and doing some work for others - which I loved doing. But now it's time for me to get back on track. And despite my better judgement, I've decided to enter NaNo this year.

November is going to be both awesome and suck atomic donkey balls.

I hope I survive.

22 comments:

PT Dilloway, Superhero Author said...

Meh. Every year people go on about Nano and every year I just shrug. The whole thing is pretty silly.

Anyway, if you ever need a break from Nano, go check out the Flash Fiction Fest here: http://www.flashfictionfest.com

farawayeyes said...

I think you're gonna love it. I did, last year, although I'm not participating this year, and I'm jealous. Good luck, let us know how it's going from time to time.

Jay Noel said...

PT: Had to check out your story. That's awesome. I've shrugged my shoulders for 8 years...I just need something to get it going again.

faraway: Hopefully I find my mojo

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Don't listen to the naysayers! You can do it. I wrote my second book during NaNo 2012, so I know it works. And can be done!

T. S. Bazelli said...

Good luck Jay! You can do it ;)

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

Best of luck to you sir! May the winds of inspiration find your fingers and fill your screen with Pulitzer Prize winning words!

mooderino said...

See it through, even if those atomic donkeys do have huge balls.

good luck!

mood
Moody Writing

Vero said...

Good luck, but kill the inner critic first. ;)

Jay Noel said...

Alex: Hopefully I'll follow in your footsteps this year.

TS: Thanks!

Michael: I'm not as concerning with the words being "winning." I just want some words.

Moody: We're talkin' swollen. Massive.

Vero: I will stomp on him!

J. A. Bennett said...

You can do it!! I believe in you!

Brinda said...

Good luck! I've participated twice and finished once. I'm not doing it this year, but I'll be rooting for you.

M Pax said...

If it gets you moving forward again, it's a great thing even if you don't write 50K.

Tiyana said...

Sounds like the perfect opportunity to get back into the swing of writing! Good luck. :D

Jen Forbes said...

I'm a bit bummed that I can't do it but i have a sick mom and we'll be doing a trip late in the month so I don't see it happening for me. I agree however it's a great tool to get those writing juices flowing.

Phats said...

Hope you survive November my friend!!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

One of this years I'm going to participate. It really is a powerful motivating force and not silly at all.

Mr. Shife said...

I hope you survive too. Good luck with the writing and also good luck avoiding those donkey balls. So are you moving to a new part of town or to a completely different state? Have a good one Jay.

The Golden Eagle said...

Good luck with NaNoWriMo! And yeah. Your description is pretty accurate of November. :P

Laura Eno said...

Don't let those donkey balls hang over your head!
Good luck with it. I'm doing NaNo this year too. The last time was 2009 and it's taken me this long to get over the trauma. ;)

Cindy said...

Good Luck with Nano and I know moving can be a ton of work, so it sounds like a great time to tackle a novel.

the weirdgirl said...

Go for it! I think it's a good exercise to get back into writing. I'm not entering it but at the same time I am doing it. You know what I mean?

The Desert Rocks said...

I'm usually not good under pressure but you have encouraged me to try it this year. Unfortunately however, I'm only at about 850 words and I'm not sure where to go with my ideas. Wish me luck too and of course I wish you luck always.

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