Catching Fireflies

finding magic along the way

NaNoWriMo – 3-2-1… Blast off!

I think this is why my muse has been keeping my inner planner at bay these last few weeks… She was obviously worried that I was twking this whole NaNo thing too seriously. I saw a post on the NaNo facebook page this morning where someone filled a wall with post-its and notes about their novel, and now, with only a day or two left, they have lost the desire to write it. Being too invested in the novel before you even start is not a healthy approach to NaNo… It is a way to stress yourself out and take all the joy out of the process!! So go ahead and wrestle those bears! Be a word ninja! Take a chance and actually write a novel just for fun!

Words on the Page

Three days. That’s all we’ve got left. On Thursday, the big bang will be felt around the world as midnight rolls around and thousands of people frantically start typing, trying to eke out at least a few hundred words before going to bed.

Personally, I don’t stay up til midnight. I know that anything I wrote at midnight would be incomprehensible, as I’m usually in bed by 10:00 and asleep by 11:00. But with 300,000 people worldwide participating in NaNoWriMo this year, it will be interesting to see how many words are logged on that first day. (There’s a handy word counter on the front page of the NaNo site, counting all the words people put in their profiles each day.)

In looking at the forums yesterday, I was sad at how many people have given up before they’ve even started. A lot of them blame their inner editor (they…

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  1. I think you’re right..I’ve got my main characters thought out to a degree, but if one of them wants to behave differently than I think they should, well, who am I to prevent them? I’ll get to know them better as we take this journey together.

    • Good luck to you! I am hoping that plot ideas come to as I write! 🙂

  2. Thanks for reblog going this Cheryl 🙂


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