NaNoWriMo is a writer’s paradise. The first time I heard about this month-long challenge in November, it had already started and I was too scared to start half way through. This year I will complete my 10th challenge.
Of the nine novels I have completed I have kept two so far, one that I’m currently re-writing and one that I’m still contemplating how it needs to be revised to complete it.
What is most amazing is what happens outside November. I have become better at scheduling writing time and actually write when I sit down in front of my computer. I have also become better at finding small spaces in my day when I can get a couple of hundred words written. My dedication to my stories have increased and I have the belief that I can actually write and finish a story.
If you’re a writer and haven’t yet tried NaNoWriMo or CampNaNoWriMo (running at the moment and again later in summer) do it! It’s fun, thrilling and a real reward at the end of the month where you have something substantially written.