It Begins – NaNoWriMo 2013

ImageI just completed my first session of NaNoWriMo 2013. Much excitement all round. It was a little over 700 words, and I’m returning for two more sessions before I have to head to work this evening.

It was a bit of a nervous start as I had yet to come up with a basic idea until this morning. I had planned to go in with minimal prep this year, but I had at least expected to have an idea before day one. As it is, I like the idea I have a lot. It’s a little bit Young Adult for my tastes, but the story is actually based on something I’ve been kicking around for a while. It’s the type of narrative I’ve wanted to explore for a while, and I wanted to shut off my cynical side this year and just explore some cool ideas for 30 days.

If you’re thinking of doing NaNoWriMo this year but haven’t decided yet, as always I completely recommend it. The whole point of the activity is to jump right in, so don’t worry if you’re nervous. Just pick an idea you’d love to write for 30 days and hit the ground running.

Right, it’s back to work. Let me know how your novel is going in the comments.