Yes, I am attempting NaNoWriMo again this year. Why would I do that when I have a magazine that needs to go to print in 2 weeks? Maybe I’m crazy. (Actually, I probably am, but that isn’t the point)
I am doing NaNoWriMo because it actually relieves my stress. For whatever reason, sitting down and hammering out a couple thousand words transports me into a world where I don’t have to worry about school and work. I am enveloped in the world with my characters and I can ignore my troubles for a couple of hours.
It is the same thing with reading. However, I am more involved as I am creating the scenarios and actively participating in the world.
That being said, I am already behind. I haven’t yet written for today, but am at 2,510 words of 6,666. I am re-working my first NaNo novel and hope to make it a little less all over the place.
I will keep posting regularly with my updates. If you are attempting NaNoWriMo and would like to be my writing buddy go on and add me! Supporting other writers during this is incredibly helpful for both the supporter and supportee.
For those of you attempting with me, happy writing!