IT’S NANOWRIMO!! For those of you who don’t know what this is it’s National Novel Writing Month in November. Yep, it’s that time again for all you writers and those just thinking about writing to get your crazy on. The challenge is to write 50,000 words in one month. You can participate however you want. I don’t do the normal nano writing. I don’t log my book in to try and “win” if I get the 50000 words. You’re supposed to start from scratch and not use something you’ve already written on. Typically, I’m already working on a book and I need the impetus to get it done. This is how Nanowrimo helps me. For Nano, writers get together and write. I definitely need some accountability right now. It’s no secret I AM STRUGGLING with the third book in my werewolf series. I stare at the computer screen. (something I don’t usually do because I know IT IS THE KISS OF DEATH TO STARE AT THE COMPUTER SCREEN.) Just write something already, anything!! That’s what I tell myself, but it’s just not working. Even at 4am, which everyone who knows me knows is my most productive time, I CAN’T MAKE MYSELF GET SOMETHING DONE. I’m now trying to write thoughts of where to go with this book in a notebook, but I tend to doodle, tap my pen and just give up. I have to start writing my dissertation the first of December so I really must get this book roughed in before then. Of course there will be massive amounts of editing to do, but I’ve got to get words on the page. I’m overwhelmed by the idea that between work, schoolwork and dissertation I won’t get this book finished. So, I must do it NOW!!! Therefore, I’ll be “nano-ing” this month. If you’d like to join in I’ve included a link to the nanowrimo home page below the picture. There are get togethers in different areas and sometimes you just need some extra help in setting aside the time to make yourself get it done. I should have finished a rough copy of this book months ago. NO MORE SLACKING!! That means you too!! If you’re trying to get a book done or just thinking about writing your first book, go hang out with some writers and spend a month in sheer writing insanity.