I LOVE writing, from ideas on sticky notes…to storyboarding on index cards…to writing a 50,000 word 30-day
novel every year on “NANOWRIMO”. Yep…I am a two-time “NANOWRIMO” winner. Ok…so here’s my story…”I’ll type it fast so it doesn’t hurt so much.” My mom passed away in 2010 and my world kinda stopped; I was living, but I wasn’t really, you know,…..‘l-i-v-i-n-g’…(too much pain) for instance, my wall calendar in my bedroom still displays NOVEMBER 2010. I have changed every calendar in my home, but I cannot bring myself to change this one (too painful). After two years of mourning, I went in search of a diversion to distract me from my pain. (Sidebar: I spend most of my free time at the Library). Upon one of my regular visits to my favorite Library, I happened upon an author speaking on the topic of “Writing”. She introduced “NANOWRIMO” and I was hooked! I took my first “NANOWRIMO” challenge in 2013 and won! Yay! I repeated the challenge in 2014 and won. Yah, again! The diversion worked! The biggest benefit for me was that I received a bonus gift…I learned that, not only can I write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days, I also fully enjoyed the process of typing every single word. Before “NANOWRIMO”, I enjoyed reading novels, but the thought of writing one never crossed my mind, add the challenge of doing such within a 30-day window, (Sidebar: Seriously! Is this really possible, people can really accomplish this?) Allowing myself to take the “NANOWRIMO” challenge revealed a hidden treasure that I had buried inside my pain. (Sidebar: Treasure=Love writing novels!) Writing my second 50,000 word 30-day novel in 2014 was fun, easy and satisfying. I loved the process so much that I decided to invest in the process by committing to a public forum on a daily basis. I invite you to stop by and enjoy my journey as I bring you daily inspiration in hopes to inspire you to write every day with me. I look forward to spending the year with you!