Hey writer peeps! Up for a non-challenge, just-write writing month? Join me for Under the Radar Novel Writing Month! Under the radar, because there's no sign-up or registration, but I'll be writing my butt off, alongside NaNo'ers all over the world. Except with UnRaNoWriMo there's...
No goals. No limits. No word count hurdles to jump. No clock-watching. Just me and my story. Sounds swell, doesn't it? Wanna join me?
You don't even have to keep your butt in the chair. All you have to do is write. Every day. On something. Anywhere. Notebook, computer, restaurant napkins. Car line, front porch, a quiet nook in the woods. You name it.
Why? you may be asking. Well, I've written two novels during a NaNo challenge, and they're both sooooo hairy-scary, I'm afraid to get tangled up in their ugly mess. So I've done what any frustrated writer does and ignored them.
During my self-proclaimed UnRaNoWriMo, I'm going to just write. Every day. For however long / short I desire. I want to love the project at the end of November, not fear it. I want something I can handle when it comes time for revisions. I don't want to end up with a blah, blah, blah, just-get-er-done disaster like I have in the past two years.
Don't get me wrong, I admire all the NaNo'ers out there! You go, writers!
It's just not my cup of tea. Or coffee.
Another reason for not participating in the NaNo challenge is I'm beginning with 7k words already. When I started this project a week ago, I promised myself not to put it down until I finished. I also made a deal not to put any pressure on myself about daily word counts or hours in the chair. My only goal is to spend some time on it, every day.
Anyone else up for a non-challenge, just-write month?
Made a little badge thingy, feel free to snag it & join me. I'd love to have some company! If you'd like some support or need a pal to write with, email me email@example.com.
I'll also be doing PiBoIdMo (Picture Book Idea Month), where I'll come up with 30 picture book ideas. On the radar, of course. Interested? Click on the badge to the right, and it'll take you to Tara Lazar's blog to register.
Write on, folks~