I’m a Writer?

Participant-2014-Facebook-ProfileIf you’re visiting this site during late October through November 2014, you’re seeing a special banner. I’ve decided to participate in this years National Novel Writing Month, known as NaNoWriMo.

I’ve seen other folks I know participating and could never imagine myself trying to accomplish something like writing a novel. I’ve watched friends posting their daily word counts and thinking, “wow, that’s a lot of damn words” and couldn’t figure out how they had the time to work, take care of their families, and still write. I guess I’m going to figure that out for myself…

I always had in the back of my mind that I’d eventually write a memoir but, emotionally, I know it’ll be very difficult to get through. I never thought I’d be any good as a fiction writer – even though TJ has been on me for nearly 30 years to try. She’s certainly gloating now that I’ve discovered that I love writing the super short flash fiction stories. I’ve gotten good feedback on those but can I write a long story? Can I pull off more than one scene? Can I create something that will be engaging and flow and move readers? I have no idea but I’m going to give it my best shot.

I’ve got one close friend participating who’s already pushing me and holding me accountable and a few others who will either join up or not but will still be shoving me and holding my feet to the fire. I’ll need it. I’m not known for follow-through or finishing projects.

Changing my profile picture to the graphic in this post and changing the banner here are just a couple of the things I’m doing to help myself stay focused and dedicated. And TJ is raring to go as my number one supporter and critic. With all this love and support, how can I fail?

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