NaNoWriMo 2015…

In 2010, I won NaNoWriMo. I finished a complete novel…which has undergone edits and transformations and more edits…and is currently all printed out and waiting for its next incarnation…more on this a bit later…

It wasn’t the first time I had won NaNo…although for the life of me I can no longer find the other manuscripts that I completed, except in pieces. I guess they got lost between moves and edits and other issues.

I started NaNo in 2011, but did not finish…and did not try again since. Part of my reticence to try again, other than a distinct lack of time and desire, has been that 2010 novel…the novel is actually a BIG workshop…non-fiction…and my entire teaching style and frame of mind have shifted…so it’s still technically a work in progress.

However, about the time I started to feel the stirrings of the Halloween blog-fest approaching, something else began to stir, completely unrelated to what is showing up for Halloween…

I genuinely think I want to throw my hat into the ring for NaNo this year…

That is pretty scary…because I spend a great deal of time saying, I don’t have time for this, I don’t have time for that, I can’t make the time, I can’t do this, I can’t do that…and here I am saying…I think I want to do this…with only bits and pieces of an old story that has long since morphed and changed clinging to the edges of my brain…

Now, I am putting it out here because…well…if I mean to do it, I want to commit myself out in public so that I am more likely to follow through…however, this is not a definite I am 100% in and that’s final…I have the urge…for now…

It is one of those things that I used to do to have fun, to be me, to express myself…and I mean to reclaim that…

Not to mention, on any given day, I normally write well over two thousand words anyway, in the midst of various projects, journallings and goings-ons…so what is seventeen hundred extra words, on a particular topic, especially knowing that at the end of the month, it is off to the editors with the manuscript…not off to the publishers…

So…here is my tentative, boy, I sure feel like doing it right now…

I think I shall strive to gather notes and outlines…and create new ones so that this story has a particular direction, rather than jumping and bumping all over, as did the novel I attempted to begin in 2011.

Wish me luck. More information will be forth-coming, when I actually begin to sign up and write.