It’s an incredible feeling to know that the ‘end’ is in sight. Often times I go jogging from my house to a little park about a mile away. My house is sandwiched between two streets, one of them leading to main road. On my run back home, I turn on my street and have a straight shot until I reach my doorstep. It’s my favorite part of the run because I can see my goal in the near future and all I have to do is stay the course.
On November 1st I stared a writing challenge called the National Novel Writing Month. I’m a little late in posting this, but I just finished my second full week. My goal is to have 40,000 words by the end of the month. With two weeks completed, I have written 24, 650 words. Not bad. I am well on my way to accomplishing the goal if I can keep up the pace.
Last week I started a fun challenge called the National Novel Writing Month, or Nanowrimo for short. It’s an opportunity to hunker down and write with reckless abandonment for thirty days. I picked the goal of 40,000 words by the end of the month. I just finished the first week and I’m at 12, 340 words. I still have a long way to go but the first part of the battle is over.
Today is November 1st! I’m excited for a month of college basketball, overeating, and the National Novel Writing Month. (http://www.nanowrimo.org/) I didn’t know such a thing existed until I read a blog about it a couple months ago. Here’s the skinny: Every November, crazy, over-zealous writer types commit to working on a writing project for a month. They plow through page after page, writing line by line to see how many words they can achieve by the 30th. When I first heard about NNWM I thought–“Impossible…not gonna do it…this is a full cup of crazy!” And then I decided why not. In the words of Barney Stinson I declared, “Challenge Accepted!”