I’ve got a secret. I’m not doing NaNoWriMo. I’ve never done NaNoWriMo… And I might not ever do it. I just can’t imagine a time where I could get down 50K on paper in a 30 day period without something cropping up and preventing the flow of words. I’m just not a fast writer. My mind doesn’t work at speed…some question whether it works at all, but that’s a separate blog post.
So, I’ll never ‘win’ at NaNo.
Except, I kind of feel like I already did. I watched all of the excitement, heard some of the buzz, looked at my busy schedule and stole myself a space. I got out one of my notebooks, and wrote a few words to capture a dream I had. Who knows where it will go…or if it will go anywhere at all. But it started, so I won.
Everyone who makes a start, makes a finish, makes a revision, an edit or a mark on a piece of paper because they have heard of NaNoWriMo is a winner.
Congratulations writers everywhere – you’re doing it.