It’s NaNoWriMo season once again and I’m off on drafting out book 3 in my series. The last few years I’ve approached this challenge with a strange mix of excitement and trepidation. I blew the challenge for 5 years in a row and even with 3 “wins” under my belt since, I still grow concerned that I’ll return to that trend.
And with how much I dragged my feet with side projects in September and October, I can only hope I gain enough momentum early on to power through like I have the past couple of years.
Why is this challenge so important to me? I’m not sure. I like connecting with other writers, but honestly, the little achievement awards make me happy (plus I’m a gamer – achievements just make me happy XD). I have something I can measure my successes and failures against easily. And I need to get a story down and out and I might as well do it during a time that lots of other people are so we can cheer each other along.
Now onto the #IWSG question of the month: What is your favorite aspect of being a writer?
Watching a story take shape. Some aspects can drive me mad, but from getting the first draft down to seeing what the final version looks like – it’s like watching magic and most of the time I forget that it came from me. I just get so caught up in watching a story evolve.
2 thoughts on “It has begun…again #IWSG”
It is great to see the progress a story makes from the initial fantasy in one’s head to reading over a heavily edited version.
Hehehe, yeah, I know what you mean with watching the evolution! Mine has changed so much, and some of it hasn’t even made it to the first draft yet. 🙂
Woot for NaNo! Keep on rockin’ it!