So, November is National Novel Writing Month. I have never attempted this before, but against my better judgment, I've just signed up to give it a try. Even though November is shaping up to be my busiest work month EVER, what with trying to get our 2011 budget complete and a physical inventory which I'm heavily involved in, I'm still going to give this a shot. Am I insane? I think so, but I'm also going to give myself permission to not stress over it and not feel like a loser if I don't finish. I just would like to get back to writing. I used to think I was pretty good, at least I usually enjoyed my own writing. I used to write with friends for fun. I've done no plain old writing for fun in several years, it's time I got back to it. I miss it, and I think it was a stress reliever. It got me through college quite honestly, and I would lose hours at a time writing, only to resurface when my roommate got home from work, blinking and amazed at how much time was just gone. I still go back and read some of those stories and think wow, I did that, how come I can't still do it?
The NANOWRIMO site talks about whether you are a planner or a pantser, and I'd have to say I'm definitely a pantser this time, though I do have some ideas taking shape in my head as I write this, I don't think I'll have much a plan going in. They also ask how you're going to spend your last weekend of freedom before the event, me? Playing Guildwars and collecting as many virtual trick or treat bags as possible, reading other people's novels, and eating candy! Now to go pick out a cool widget to keep track of my word count!