I discovered this little gem of a contest in 2010 while i was just getting into blogging and writing. While it is still off in the distance, I have resolved to participate this year. Last year the thought of writing 1 novel of 50,000 words in 30 days seemed daunting. This year, not so much. The goal of the event is not so much about quality as it is quantity and sharing your progress with other NaNoWriMoes, leaving the drafting/editing/rewriting/more rewriting for later. The only question left for me now is…can it be done?

As the master of procrastination I usually embrace the last minute cram session, but I wonder if maybe, just maybe, I have bitten off more than I can handle. Am I just setting myself up for failure? I have never been known as a quitter in any since of the word. In fact I have numerous awards and medals for getting the job done under the most arduous of conditions. As one who has had an idea for a novel circling around in my head for quite some time now, perhaps this is the kick in the ass I need to just, well, get it done. 

After Sliding down the slippery slope and standing on the edge of the precipice, anyone else up for the challenge? Perhaps we could find encouragement in our solidarity, joy in our success…or quite possibly (and very likely) solace in our failure?  Lets jump off the edge together and build our parachute on the way down, 1 day and 1,666 words at a time. To Join Me Sign up at


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