(Cue Eye of the Tiger music)
I have participated in NaNoWriMo for the last three years, came close to winning the first, was simultaneously writing a Master's thesis during the second (no win there) and had foot surgery then moved while still in the walking boot the third (yea, not even close).
I have a story that I really like, have re-written the first chapter to about 15 times, but that, in all reality, is as far as I've gotten. I have been dreaming about my MC and her problems for years, seriously, but just never really figured out how to get her where she needed to be to be able to tell her story.
For a little bit I was feeling like it was cheating, because I had written a little about her, but I talked myself out of it because it was more disorganized outlining than anything. Maybe that is still cheating, but I am not counting anything previously written in my word count.
Don't judge me. At least not out loud.
I'm now really excited. I'm ready to win.
I will be singing this while eating entirely too many chocolate covered cinnamon bears (the good ones from an actual candy shop) and consuming close to illegal amounts of Diet Coke.
Are you in?
Are you using the energy from this movement to motivate you?
If not, what are you using as excuses to talk yourself out of it?