Yes... I am going to participate this year (ignore the year at the bottom of the picture, there were no current year ones!). A huge thank you to the wonderful fellow bloggers who are very encouraging. (Specifically Angie @ Eastern Sunset Reads, and Lan @ The Write Obsession for reminding me it's coming up soon.)
For those who don't know what it is... National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo for short) is held in November. Participants begin writing on November 1st, and set out to write 50,000 words by November 30th (yep, that's 1667 words a day). The focus is the output--quantity not quality. No stopping to edit. No worrying about mistakes. Just get all the words out.
That is exactly what I need.
I'm excited and nervous and excited and freaking out. Ha. When I was reading more about it online, it seems like it's just the thing I need to get my writing off the ground.
I've been going through my current WIP back and forth with no real progress... Okay, SOME progress. But I've probably spent more time editing and rewriting sections than I have spent writing. That's all well and good to some degree, but sometimes it's better to get it all out, THEN edit the crap out of it, literally.
So, now I've gotta pick out the novel idea I want to outline now so I can be prepared. Thank goodness I have almost three weeks.
How about everyone else? Who else is signed up and participating in this year's NaNoWriMo? Who will be struggling along with me? Let's support each other!!!