It’s Camp NaNoWriMo, aI’ve got to be honest I’m having a blast just like I would have had at summer camp as a kid. I’ve made new friends. I’ve worked on my second novel, Catch Me, which I love. I still wrote short, which drives me crazy. I won’t win NaNoWriMo, but I’ve gained some friendships that are invaluable to me, and that’s worth all the winning in the world.
Writing is a very solitary job, the work is by its nature done inside one’s head. For me, the work is even more isolating because I’ve been a shut-in for the past 10 years not able to go anywhere or do anything I have lost contact with all my friends. The editors and others that I work with are not friends but busy professionals that want a business relationship. I can’t pack up and go to Starbucks to write I have to lie down to work. The women I’ve met are amazing, talented, and kind. I’m proud to call them friends.
Camp NaNoWriMo celebrates writing and its purpose is to provide thirty days of writing priority. Thirty days with a life that is filled with writing as your priority. It’s a beautiful thing. It’s a gift that every writer should give themselves and the people who thought of NaNoWriMo are absolute geniuses. I am so thankful for them. I am a full-time writer, but NaNoWriMo gives me that extra excitement and push to write a little faster and work a little harder. I love NaNoWriMo.
I love you guys and I hope you all get a chance to do a NaNoWriMo. It’s worth the sacrifice. In the meantime. Tell me about your NaNoWriMo experience in the comment box below. If you like this blog post, give it a like, and don’t forget to subscribe to both the blog and my monthly newsletter.
Keep writing till next time,