NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo is here! Yes, people, it’s November! Wow… It just registered with me that we only have one month left in the year 2017. Time flies when you’re having fun. Soon it will be time to take out my list of new year’s resolutions, look at what I have achieved or have yet to achieve. I’m pretty sure some things on that list, will be added to next year’s list.

I heard of NaNoWrimo three years ago. If you don’t know what that is/means, please continue reading.

In case you didn’t know, I am an aspiring author. Funnily enough, I haven’t been doing much writing for the past few years. At first, I thought it had to do with laziness, but now I know it’s much deeper than that. Since I was a little kid, I have been infatuated, mesmerized, in awe of the English language. Mom and Dad told me my first words were in English. How is that possible? You and I both are scratching our heads on this one. Anyway, I joined many writer’s support groups on Facebook, but never really participated. Most of the people there write so well, I thought, “OMG! I am WAAAAAYYY out of my league here!”

Through the writing groups, I first heard of NaNoWriMo. I thought it was a marvelous idea to join!

I joined the site, sure, but I had a hard time sitting down to write. When I was in high school, I used to bother my friend, Candice, to read my hand-written stories. LOL! And she read them! The things we do for the sake of friendship! Candice has always told me to keep writing, that I have a gift for gab (as well as a gift for writing great stories). At that time, I thought she said those things because she was my friend. Now, I’m not so sure. More and more people are encouraging me to write. My Chinese Essay Writing teacher is one of them.

NaNoWriMo
NaNoWriMo time, fellow Wrimos! To type stories is convenient, but there’s something mystical about doing it the old-fashioned way, like Jo did in “Little Women.” Don’t ya think?

This year’s NaNoWriMo is going to be a successful one. It’s time to make the rest of my dreams come true.

So, in case you’re still wondering, NaNoWriMo means “National Novel Writing Month.” This is a yearly creative writing project. Its main goal is to motivate aspiring authors/published authors, to sit down and write their next (debut) novel. There are many helpful resources on the website, like tips for writer’s block, pep-talks from established authors, and also, the support of other “struggling” authors. The participants are called Wrimos. This year, I’m going to be a good Wrimo.

I’ve already reset my password because I’d forgotten it. Now it’s up to me to “Make It Work,” (words of the FABULOUS Tim Gunn). Yes, I LOVE Project Runway! Wish me luck, people!

 

Remember… I’m making my dreams come true. Are you? 😀