I know that you’re not really a person but that’s okay. I'm not really a person either i'm more a collection of symbiotic cells that stand a better chance of existing by sticking together.
Come to think of it, that's exactly what you are too.
Congratulations on being a real boy!
Also your name is really hard to remember for some reason. It took me at least two weeks to learn it, drove the wife nuts. Why do so many people say it it NaNo Reeeemo? That sounds like something you'd find on the set of a porn shoot, and besides it just sounds silly.
I put up a goal next to the bed and began trying to think of a story to tell.
It took a couple of weeks but when idea came, I was more than just a little excited.
I decided November was a long time to wait and so I with a head full of dreams I started writing in February.
Needless to say, I didn’t finish my 50 000 word draft in thirty days (it was more like 15k).
It took me a few months of hitting keys and my head against a wall but after the last
full stop was down my bouncing baby draft came in at around 120k.
It was a hell of a feeling even if it was only the start of the journey,
I'm looking forward to dipping in over December and start revising.
I discovered July Camp Nanowrimo with only a few days to spare and sunk myself wholeheartedly into a new project to distract me from my post draft glow.
So, fuelled by beer,pizza and sunshine I ploughed through and made it to 50k with time to spare.
Was more than a little proud of my progress.
I was also fortunate to be in one of the most awesome cabins.
Come to think of it why don't you do cabins during November?
They are far less daunting than forums - just a thought.
Anyway, my camp winner certificate is framed and sits proudly above my desk.
It confuddles the people in my life often - something which is quite hilarious to watch.
So with the close of this Nano I’ve made many new friends, my eyes burn from too many hours staring at the screen and I've given out so many #EpicHIGH5's that my palms sting - but i'm feeling great.
Until next year I will wear my helmet proudly and spread the gospel of high pressure creativity.