the convincing idea took place yesterday. 
the fears and wondering if i'm insane began today.
the writing craziness starts tomorrow.

     Well, I'm scared to death and all signed up to be a participant in this years craziness NaNoWriMo. I've always had a few novel ideas brewing in my mind, but something usually keeps me from catapulting myself from the writer's safe secure and jumping head long into novel writing abandon. 

     Ultimately that's what I hope NaNoWriMo will have me accomplish, a month of writer's abandon. I long to be the wordsmith and dreamer who dared to be bold enough to learn discipline and challenged herself along the way. And even though I'm really scared and doubting that I'll reach the 50,000 word mark (what with all I have going on this month) I am going to try to be more disciplined nevertheless. 

     I am going to write long and hard and abandoned. This is the start...

     Did I mention that I chose to write something that I will be completely pantsing? Yes, I am. While I have my character's in my head somewhat already and also a mind that is currently equipped with a few unique ideas I have NO plot outline whatsoever. Crazy. I know. 

     Honestly, I just wanna see what I can do with the story glimpses in my mind and the time that has been given to me.

     I have a few questions for you. 1) Are you participating in NaNoWriMo this year? 2) If this is your first year are you as nervous and scared as me about this monumental task that lies before us? 3) What happens if I don't finish my 50K word in-the-works-novel? Will they set the NaNoWriMo Police on me? (I surely hope not!)

     Oh, there's one last thing before I let the self inflicted chaos consume me....
Would you like to be writing buddies? If you are a fellow NaNoWriMo writer this year look me up, okay? 

My username on is NeoVictorian

     Happy Writing and May the Craziness Commence!


  1. i'm thrilled to pieces that you're doing this too! i've done this twice before. once i completed my novel, and the second time...not so much. =/ ah, well. it's a wonderful adventure!

  2. I wish you blessings in this endeavor--I did it last year and it was actually a lot of fun. This month I am going to go back and read and edit what I wrote back then. Just put your head down and go for it!

  3. I'm freaked, too! LOL I definitely hear you about "writer's abandon." I'm a control freak so that thought is intimidating! LOL Let's embrace the fear of the unknown...and just have fun with this! (My NANO name is Meghan Mary G.

  4. I'm not doing it this year. Maybe next year. And if I were I would be freaked out. No hesitation on that question :P I'm sure you will do great though! I haven't heard of any police.... I hope for my sake next year and yours that there aren't any. Sierra
    Keep Growing Beautiful♥ (Cause You Are!)

  5. You've inspired me...I just signed up. I had a friend do it last year but I was too scared/busy/tired/(insert excuse here). I'm definitely nervous but so excited for the craziness that will occur this month. My username is tiffany.johnson1214.

  6. Go for it! I hope you find it exciting and grow a little more as a writer :) It's wonderful watching you grow and chase after your dreams and talent :) xx

  7. yay! i'm not doing it but i'll be cheering you on as you do!

  8. I'm doing it! I'm with the young writer's program though, so we can't be buddies. I have a story idea, but I don't know if it is exactly what I want yet, which is crazy because tomorrow is NanoWriMo!!!!!! It came so fast this year! Good luck! I hope you reach 50,000 words!

  9. Thanks ladies! And, Tabitha, I know what you mean!

  10. I am not much of a writer myself, but my sister is addicted to it and does these things every year. :) But ANYWAYS I just wanted to say good luck!! I hope you have fun and reach your goal!! :) :) :)

  11. I guess since I played a small role in getting you onboard I should respond.

    1. Yes, I am participating!
    2. Yes, I am nervous about it- not because I don't know what I'm writing, but because I've already put so much time into planning and note-taking that I don't know how I'm going to get it all down and make it as good as it sounds in my head. But that's what National Novel Rewriting & Editing Month (December) is for.
    3. Yes, should you fail, the NaNoWriMo Police, also known as The Office of Letters and Light, will hunt you down and ask you to donate and try again next year.

  12. Just stopping in to say I hope your writing is coming along nicely! I can hardly wait to see your name on the cover of an authored book! <3