I Am a Writer

Nov 02

Well, I’ve gone and done it…I’ve signed up for National Novel Writing Month! I’m still scratching my head wondering what the hell I was thinking, but here are some of my reasons for doing it this year:

1.  I’ve always wanted to write a novel. (Mind you, I’ve never written anything fiction – always business writing or real-life accounts of events – so this is going to be a challenge!)

2.  I’ve wanted to sign up for NaNoWriMo every year since it started, but my job always got in the way. (Now that I don’t have a day-job so to speak, that’s not really an excuse anymore, now is it?!)

3.  I love reading fiction – it’s a great escape and sparks my creativity. I’d certainly like to do that for someone else with my writing.

4.  It’s a pretty audacious goal – 50,000 words in 30 days (eek!) – the mere act of reaching that word count will be a great accomplishment.

5.  Pace and Kyeli told me I could do it in their World-Changing Writing Workshop. They’re the ones who taught me to say “I am a writer.” So there. :)

5.  I don’t have enough going on in my life (HA!), so I thought I’d give this a shot. :)

SO. I’m super excited, a little bit nervous, and still haven’t figured out the whole premise of my novel. Fingers crossed that I’ll figure that out soon… Wish me luck!


  1. Nicole Willis /

    SOOO Exciting! How do I join!?!?!?

    You are gonna rock this!!!! :)

  2. Just signing up and publicly declaring it = you rock. Way to go and looking forward to your novel!
    ~ Alli

    • Thanks Alli – it feels really good to say it out loud! Word count as of today: 3,347. Woohoo! :)

  3. Woo hoo! Congrats and welcome to the NaNo insanity. Can’t wait to read about your experience. Good luck to you! Glad I found you (on Twitter :) ) – Pamela


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