Saturday, October 13, 2007

Two Weeks to NaNo

I shall be NaNoing this year. Again.

I'll let you in on a secret, I have only finished once. I think I've done it five years now. Four of those I've been municipal liaison for my city.

The thing is, I don't see my November job as NaNoWriter, I see myself as NaNoEncourager. I'm the one that sets up the real-life meetings and gets some swag together so the writers have a little momento for their efforts.

Last year we were so poor that when I picked out swag at the dollar store I went to pay for it and had no money, I was overdrawn and couldn't buy $50 worth of dollar store goodies. But I went home, lifted cushions and checked my piggy bank and my husband's wallet (kind of the same really...) and got the swag together. I just wanted to do it. I wanted to do it for the writers who would show up all filled with hope.

So despite the fact that I'm busy and tired... I'll do it again this year. I may never finish a novel, but I hope that I start something in someone else that becomes something bigger.

1 comment:

Kel said...

I think you should write a novel about about aliens from the second realm of heaven who build things from tinfoil. But that's just me.