As usual, I get super excited right before Halloween, go to write 1k plus at midnight when Halloween just became November 1st… and then wallow in agony and sorrow and caffeine until end of November…
Still, it is not a reason to not be excited again, it’s still October. Also, this Nanowrimo is very special to me. Here’s why:
When I first found out, and started Nanowrimo 7 years ago when I was pregnant with my son. He has wonderful imagination, loves books and has been orally making stories with me ever since he can speak. I have self-published one children picture book (a collaboration with a friend who is an artist) based on a story I created with my son.
Last week, however, during the holiday he asked me a lot about Nanowrimo and has decided to write 10-20 words a day! We have even gone together to choose a cool notebook, and he actually ‘cheated’ and started working on his story already. It is a bit hard to explain the goal of 300-600 words by the end of the month, since boys his age could be quite moody, but he’s been filling the pages nevertheless.
So fingers crossed for me… and for my boy’s first ever Nanowrimo :P