Can you believe it’s already the end of 2009! I can’t. Since I still have certain life goals to meet the time just flies by faster and faster each year as I age, but it’s good to have something to look forward to. One of those goals is to complete an e-book, a fiction novel and a retooling of the Cinderella story based on an earlier blog post from the summer.
This is where November Novel Writing Month comes in. From their FAQ page:
On November 1, begin writing your novel. Your goal is to write a 50,000-word novel by midnight, local time, on November 30th. You write on your own computer, using whatever software you prefer. Win or lose, you rock for even trying.
See…we rock for even trying. Whatever it is that we want to accomplish. Of course we need to network, make friends, find support where we can and be focused (cuz I am a MAJOR procrastinator in my increasingly older age). Taking risks are scary – that’s why. With the uncertainty brewing, the economic forecast and good old-fashioned doubt the defeatist voice can certainly take on the loudest tone. Yet here’s the thing: if we do NOT try we’ve already LOST.
So if you’ve ever felt you had something to say now’s the time to participate. If not this project then certainly something else. I’m rooting for you so get out there. If you’ve already signed up drop a note in the comment section with an update from time to time. Good luck and godspeed!