Last year was my first time, and I fell in love. It's crazy and exciting. It can also be intimidating, so my approach is to do what I can. If I win the challenge, great. If not, well, there's no down side for me.
I love the whole togetherness of it all. Thousands of us burning up our keyboards with the same goal, pushing and encouraging each other.
If you haven't seen these yet, here are some great links for getting prepped:
- How to grab them on page one by James Scott Bell
- NaNoWriMo: quick preparation tips and resources from Write it Sideways
- NaNoWriMo Boot Camp: Goals and Obstacles by Nathan Bransford
I'm a planner by nature, so I've plotted and written a loose outline. My index cards are filled out, stacked, and ready to go.
Are you in? If you want to buddy me, I'm at Julie Musil. I hope to see you there, and good luck in November!