November begins Thursday, and thousands of people will begin intensive efforts to do incredible stuff in 30 days. Write 50,000 word novels, draw 30 drawings, write 30 blog posts…. It’s a striking expression of creativity and desire to explore what’s possible.
Last year’s DrawMo was a success for me. I averaged one drawing per day, which was my goal. but I also discovered how interesting it is to capture the visual, to explore being uncomfortable, and to see how others approach drawing. I look forward to create 30 new things this month. I’ll post them here and at the official DrawMo site.
I didn’t fare as well with NaNoWriMo last year, writing only a few thousand words and never quite getting off the ground. I could pile up reasons for my failure, but as Coach Tomlin says, “That would be an excuse and we don’t make them.” The important thing is that I’ve signed up again this year, and I’m going to write my 50,000 words, by gum.
My Fat Plum partners Julie Long and Judy Schneider are also prepping for NaNoWriMo this year, so we’ll make it a team effort. We’re starting Thursday with a writing kickoff at Panera in Allison Park. I have no ideas for what to write my NaNo novel about, so I plan to people-watch and find inspiration in a suburban strip mall.