Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Travel Log 10-21: It's Almost November

As Amy over at Hello Better Than Ever Reminded me in her post November is National Novel Writing Month. There is a great bunch of people over at who put on a whole event for it and make a great community to reach a goal of 50,000 words by the end of the month. I've watched this in years past and never done it because I was just too scared to even contemplate letting people read anything I've written, or even know that I write, but over the past month I've opened up to all of you on here and I've tried to let that go.
     In less than 3 weeks I'm going to turn 30. This is often marked as a transition point in people's lives where they essentially embrace their adulthood. So it's time to put on the big girl panties and take a deep breath and take the plunge.
     Now here's where I try to drag as many of you with me as humanly possible (there's safety in numbers dontcha know!). It's free and there are no strings attached. It's all about the word count and no one will be judging your work(or even actually see it if you don't want them to), so there is no pressure, and all of us do so much writing on here and have so much creativity that I would love to see what we all come up with
        Let's see how many of us out here in blog land can be novelists by Yule!

As a side note if you want a great free book download on the NaNoWriMo experience and tips on how to make it through check out NaNo for the New and Insane it's an amusing read and really helpful.


  1. I am so glad we'll be doing this together! What is it about turning 30 that makes you start to question who you are and where your life is going? I did the exact same thing right before I turned 30 last year and I'm still going strong on a journey of self discovery. Here's to putting on the big girl panties!

  2. I loved 30! 31 - not so much. Actually - once I 'got over it' and embraced my 30's - they have been the best years of my life (especially 33 to current 36!) I'd never want to go back to my 20's now. Well...perhaps for the tighter buns...that's about it. LOL!

  3. I honestly think that it is the time when we can't fool ourselves anymore. We can't go I'm still a kid cause I'm only in my 20's. We have to face the fact that we are adults and can't go back to childhood.
    I'm not dreading it so very much, but it does lead me to the introspection and serious work on becoming the person I want and need to be at this point. No more putting it off- it's here and not going away, lol.

    The NaNoWriMo is going to be great. I've already got my outline half done! and having some one else to do it with will make it so I don't chicken out!

  4. I signed up for this a couple years ago and then didn't do it. Lovely, eh?

    I would like to do it again...but I'm not sure I could get an outline together in time.

    Something to ponder.

    BTW, I love my 30's. :)