It seems like only yesterday I was gearing up for the last NaNoWriMo contest. Now, October is halfway over again and NaNoWriMo looms on the horizon. The excitement is building in the Accentuate Writers forum (see the link on this sidebar) and several people who have never heard of NaNoWriMo are signing up for the insanity.
Although I have six different novels that need to be finished, I can’t resist the lure of this wild month. There is a special type of mad inspiration that is formed when a large group of highly-caffeinated writers get together and share their trials and triumphs when writing a first draft of a novel.
I have always been a pantser. That is, I do not write outlines, story boards, or extensive character sketches and plot plans. At midnight on October 31, I open up to a new Word file, position my cursor at the top of the page, wait for 10:01 AM, and then let loose.
Are you joining the insanity of NaNoWriMo this year?