See what I'm getting at?
That's cool. It's only NaNoWriMo!
NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month. It's basically a whole month dedicated to writing! Specifically, writing your novel. But hell, you can literally write just about anything you please during the month. There's no rules for it, no demands or anything of that sort. None, except the ones that you make yourself, for yourself. There's a whole, huge community of people that participate. And it just keeps growing and growing.
There are even in-person meetups now! (If only I had a laptop of my own, I would be so set. Oh well, notebooks it is again)
NaNoWriMo is one of my favorite times of the year. Honestly, it is. It gives me an excuse to say, "Sorry. Go away. Writing for a thing." Because I really am too nice to do that regularly. I'd like to learn to do it regularly, but I mean. I'm still nervous about my writing.
I mean. My writing is okay, but it's not super awesome, the best thing ever. And I'm always a little afraid of what people are going to say about it. Y'know? It's all this writer's anxiety that I feel.
BUT. But. The last year that I participated in NaNo, and went to the meetups in person, and all of that. I actually had a blast. Like a serious, massive spike in motivation and will to write. I think being around other, nervous awesome dorky writers really helped bring me out of my writing shell.
That's what I'm really hoping for this year. Is to do that. To get out there, push through whatever blocks I have, and really crack down in it. I'm so excited!
I've got a bunch of random, sloppy plans scattered about in my brainwaves right now about it all. I've got two novels that I've got seriously planned out (well, as much as I outline anyway, which is very skeletal, I dunno if that's good or bad, but I get demotivated if I think I know too much). One is, of course, the whole pirate/cruise ship/otherworld deal going on that's been plaguing me to write it for years now. And the other is actually more fantastical, because I've been in a huge fantasy thing lately.
No idea which is going to come out on top, but hopefully I'll have some help deciding tomorrow. Maybe I'll write a bit of each. Maybe I'll think of something brand new, and just get lost in that...
Actually, I hope I don't. I need to actually finish something, and if I get another, idea stuck in my hard head, nothing will ever get done. I swear.
That's all for now, and I'll keep you guys updated!~
Thanks for reading!