When I first participated in NaNoWriMo for the first time last year, I finally realized that I do have what it takes to be a hardcore novelist.
With only a little mote than a month until NaNoWriMo in November, I thought I’d take a minute to explain why I’m even here.
Here being this blog, I mean.
I’ve seen myself as a writer since the third grade, when a friend of mine and myself wrote together on a book called White Roses. We didn’t finish it, not did we ever finish our other collabarative piece, Vanakameena. But it was then that I began to think of myself as a writer.
I never finished anything, though. Ever, really. So when I participated in NaNo for the first time last year, I was excited and determined to win.
So I pantsed my novel, and I failed. Pretty epically, actually. I fell about 10k short.
Discouraged, I saved my unfinished manuscript in a place where I wouldn’t have to think about it. I didn’t touch it again until sometime about halfway through January.
I finished it at the end of February. I was so freakin’ proud of myself. Like, you don’t even know.
So, I set it aside, and did Script Frenzy. And, miraculously, I won. And even better, it wasn’t even all that bad.
And so I set that aside, and paitently waited for Camp NaNo July, which I BEAT LIKE A BOSS. Like, I WAS A FREAKING BEAST. It amazed me.
And July’s novel was even better than my Screnzy!
I tried for August, but I think that I was just burnt out, or my story didn’t have enough plot for my tastes. Either way, I failed at that. But it was good. :D
((Of course I couldn’t do it without the support of my family and my WWAW family, too(: <3 I love you guys))
But, over the course of the last eleven months, I’ve become an honest-to-goodness novelist! And an even better writer than I’ve ever dreamed of becoming.
So, as I plan for this November, I just want to say thank you to all of the amazing people at OLL and my hero, Chris Baty. So yeah. Thanks(: