Thursday, December 30, 2010

What Made 2010 An Amazing Year - Highlight #2

I thought I was absolutely CRAZY when I entered NaNoWriMo this year. I hummed and harred about it for a month, only deciding to enter at the very last second. I really wanted to see if I could do it but I had little confidence so my attitude going into it was to see how long I could last. *snort* I didn't write anything for the first couple of days but after that first weekend writing marathon, the spark was lit and I LOVED this challenge. What an experience! I learned that I love, love, love to write and I'm actually quite good at it *groans loudly but there I said it Lacey LOL*  Nothing beats the thrill of taking an idea (or in my case a dream) and turning it into a story. I am such a perfectionist and went into it thinking that I had to have everything super planned out so when my characters hijacked the story, taking me along for the ride, it was such a powerful lesson in trusting my instinct and letting things unfold naturally. There were a few moments where I thought I wasn't going to finish but I did - 2 or 3 days early and I felt so accomplished!!  I titled the story Broken Promises and  it's part of a trilogy that I loosely outlined. I haven't finished it yet but one of my 2011 goals is to look at maybe publishing it so cross your fingers for me. THANK YOU to everyone who supported me through November. I really appreciated it and it helped keep me going when I started to get discouraged. I'll definitely be signing up for NaNoWriMo again.

1 comment:

jackie b central texas said...

Good for you Belinda, follow those dreams and maybe someday I will be reading your trilogy!

jackie >_<