Why do I try to write a novel every November??

National Novel Writing Month started today. Every year at midnight on Halloween night thousands of writers sit down at their computers and start typing furiously as we try to complete a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Every year I swear I’m not going to do it this year. And every year, sometime during the last week, I succumb to the excitement and anticipation in the air and on the net. I signed up again this year.

 Why did I do that? I already have five unfinished novels from previous Novembers! I’m NOT going to start a new book. I’m going to finish Tangled Roots – a novel I started during another NaNo frenzy.  It makes sense to keep working on that, without adding in the additional pressure of 50,000 new words.

But nanowrimo.org isn’t about making sense. It’s about having fun, letting loose, turning on the creative juices and pumping it out as fast as you can! It’s exhilarating!

A few years ago the Fulton group had a kick off party at Pizza Hut. That’s me in the middle of the back row.


Have you ever tried to write a story or a novel? Ever done Nano? Tell me all about it! I love to hear from you!

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