…and here comes December. We watch as NaNoWrimo comes to a close (and sadly, I did not do as well as I hoped, but I also had some legitimate concerns that got in my way), and we look forward to what’s next.
Before anything though, I’d like to sincerely thank everyone who donated to the charity I was writing for. Every little bit helps, and I’m sure people will give even more next time around. So if you chipped in, high five. You did good. Everyone else, I’ll see you next year, right?
Don’t think the charity is over yet, it’s still on. And I’m going to keep it going until they shut me down. So if you’re still kicking yourself for not helping, don’t fret. It’s still going on.
Now let’s talk about what’s next…
I guess I should make it official. I’m throwing my hat into the ring. At the most, I will end up with a finished project. At the least, maybe I’ll just get this “writing” thing out of my system.
This year I’m going to be part of National Novel Writing Month.
“Valuing enthusiasm and perseverance over painstaking craft, NaNoWriMo is a novel-writing program for everyone who has thought fleetingly about writing a novel but has been scared away by the time and effort involved.
This approach forces you to lower your expectations, take risks, and write on the fly.
Make no mistake: You will be writing a lot of crap.
Also, I’ve decided if I’m going to spend time doing this, I might as well use my powers for good, and give something back. So I’ll be doing this as a fundraiser for The Office of Letters and Light, a charity that creates free creative writing programs for kids and adults in over 500 cities and towns, 3,000 classrooms, and 200 libraries every year.
Please visit my fundraising page and shower me with positive attention.