Okay, this post is late in being written. Almost two months late. However, the enthusiasm I felt when I received my email stating that I had been accepted as a NaNoWriMo ML has not wavered in the slightest. I’m SUPER excited to be a Municipal Liaison with my partner in crime Jill, and I’m really looking forward to meeting all the writers and watching their stories come to life on the page… errr screen… well both actually :P
Today I assisted in promoting the event with Jill, whom I will be honest, since I was kinda running the event, did most if not all the promoting today. We gave out magazine coasters that I had made, along with handouts reminding people to sign up, that Jill made, and had a neat little board that explained the event.
I think the best part about explaining NaNo today, was the openness of the people we spoke to. Normally when I’ve explained NaNo in the past, and tell people that it’s a personal challenge to write 50,000 words in 30 days, I’m met with frown faces and a complete lack of faith that it’s even possible. Today was different. People were accepting, and willing to challenge themselves (or other people that they knew) into attempting it. Which, besides being refreshing, surged me with new energy and even more eagerness to make this year a success.
I already secured a writing venue, so now it’s time to locate someplace for our kickoff party and TGIO party.
SUPER HAPPY that the initial steps are almost done. Well… other than a story idea to write for NaNo, but that can always comes later right? Maybe night before later? Sure why not.
If any of you are thinking of doing NaNo, I highly suggest it. It’s a personal challenge, and even if you don’t write 50,000 words, it is an incredible experience.