Well, I’m doing it. For reasons I don’t fully understand.

National Novel Writing Month is nearing, and I am doing it, yet again this year. I have never “won” NANOWRIMO, and this year, I don’t even know why I am thinking of attempting it, because if I am honest with myself, this year is not the year to try.

However, I am not one to look at a challenge and shy away from it, so the goal of writing 50,000 words during my works busy season is exactly what I am going to attempt.

So what is my novel about…I don’t know. Well, I sort of know, in the same way I sort of know what I am doing after the election ends. I know the characters and the general premise, but as for outlining, getting it down on paper etc….

That hasn’t happened yet.

So why am I attempting this? Well, to say I have done it. I want to be able to look back on 2016 and say that this was part of this year. I want to complete it because I have tried every year since 2010 and have yet to succeed. I am attempting this because I have this one shot to make this one life mean something.

As for how I’m going to make it work…I don’t know how that’s going to work. I would like to spend time over the next several days making an outline so I can start off strong. I want to try to get up an hour early and write then, so we will see how that goes. More than likely, I may start 1-2 days early to give myself a head start so that on the couple days I really can’t write, I have a bit of a buffer.

Are you doing NANOWRIMO this year? Have you won in previous years. Let me know your thoughts in comments.


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