What Have I Done? Oh, Yeah…National Novel Writing Month

downloadAlright Lunatics…I have been coerced talked into participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) by Amber. I don’t know how I get myself into these things. Wait…yes I do. First, CJ said “join OctPoWriMo, it’ll be fun”, and then she wrote this lovely poem and I was inspired. Then Amber said, “you’re doing NaNoWriMo. It’ll be fun. And I’ll kick your butt if you don’t.” So I said “fine. I’ll do it.” (Okay, so she didn’t actually say she’d kick my butt, but it was implied. You could tell.) Do you see the pattern? It’ll be fun. Famous last words.

So, I’m making it official today. I am a NaNoWriMo 2014 participant. I am going to attempt to write 50k words in 30 days. That means I need to write about 1700 per day. What have I gotten myself into? I’ll be working on my story The Witch Queen of Celmarra. I’m hoping to at least get a first draft out of this challenge. Also, I have begun the process of picking the poems for my first collection, which (insert drum roll here) I am hoping to have released by February 2015. That’s the goal. It will be a self-published digital edition, and I am looking into the costs for producing physical copies for those who want one. I am definitely not afraid of a little challenge, am I? And, now that I have goals set, deadlines to meet, and a process started I will be setting up a Facebook page. As soon as it’s live I will post the link here and you can go like it and help give my heart a little thrill. Oh, and okay, so if you are doing NaNoWriMo, come be my buddy. I am Jesikay. I am also adding a word count widget to my sidebar so you can keep track of my progress there as well. I am so excited! So many good things happening!

Well, wish me luck everyone. I think I’m going to need it.

xo Jesi