Eep! NaNoWriMo Around the Corner?

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  1. Not doing NaNo. Can't really ever imagine a time where I'll try that again.

    The writing vacation is something I've always wanted to do. I got to do it a little bit during the Midwest Writers Workshop Spring Fellowship a few months ago. IT was great. Which, if you're still around here in the general midwest, you should apply for that program. Great advice and a great weekend of writing.

    1. Yeah, the first year I "won" with a draft that later became Haunting Miss Trentwood… Though that draft is almost unrecognizable to the book that was eventually released. I'm just not feeling NaNo anymore. It was a great experience that year, but following years I've just had other priorities. Why it's in November, which is often one of my busiest months, just drives me nuts. Why not August? Nothing happens in August!

      I am still in the midwest, and this definitely sounds interesting. I'm still trying to decide what is more important to me right now… writing with other people, or just writing at all. Right now I'm panicking because I've become so busy with my dancing and work. I feel like I'm losing grip on the story because I don't have time to sit down with it.

      I'll look into the Midwest Writers Workshop and see if it fits into my schedule for next year. At the very least, thanks for suggesting it, and if that one doesn't work out, I can look for other events closer to me.

  2. Do it! Do it!

    Granted, Belinda, you know that I'm a crazed nut… but even without a solid project, fifty thousand words of random brainstorming can give you so much material. Isn't that the point of NaNoWriMo, in some ways– writing without worrying about what's coming out? Some of my best ideas and my best characters have come out of such things.

    1. Haha it takes a crazed nut to know a crazed nut…

      I really need to sit down and focus on outlining. Or something. Fact is, my office is a mess because I've had guests over, so even though my whiteboards have all my content, I can't work in my office. Once I've cleaned everything, I'll feel better, and might even write. But I doubt I'll do NaNoWriMo officially. Just thinking about it is giving my palpitations.

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