I am a pretty consistent writer.
Not consistent in "I write every day" (I don't) but consistent in "I write every year, every season, whenever something big isn't immovably in my way I'm either writing, thinking about writing, or talking about it."
So it's no surpirse that I've racked up A LOT of wordcount all told, and several book length ms.
I've released two YA low fantasy novels, and I've got too many WIPs to shake a stick at. (All of which I am working on!)
So why do I do NaNoWriMo?
Because it's fun...
Because it's energizing in a big, big way.
And because the WriMos are too much fun to miss out on!
The general, contagious excitement and creativity that is
unleashed onto the internet is super infectious, and I find
the adrenaline pumped air a heady boost to my usual creative output.
fun, the enthusiasm, the wild and wonderful plot doctoring... I love
the NaNo site in November, when it comes alive like the toys after
midnight. There are clowns walking on the ceiling and wooden soldiers
dancing on the desk lamps. It's a crazy, beautiful festival of words,
and the ideas and solutions I have found among the WriMos are beyond
anything I've found anywhere else.
These strange folk are extremely helpful and upbeat... and, we must admit, just a little
weird; but that makes their eyes fresher, their brains quicker, their
plot-hole fixing powers just that much more enhanced.
I so enjoy their witty comebacks to any problem, their realistic assessments of book related facts, their inexorable power of creativity on any subject matter, however fantastical it may be.
I love the exuberance of the electrons wafting off their activities all month long.
That's why I do NaNoWriMo.
And I'll actually start writing any day now.... any day...