Five years ago I started my author journey with NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). I’d just come out of cancer treatment a few months before and had always wanted to write a book, but before cancer I’d thought I had all the time in the world for that. That it could wait until the kids were older, until my life was more in order. Cancer made me realize that we never know how much time we really have on this earth and if I truly wanted to write a book I needed to stop talking about it and do it.
I’d heard of NaNoWriMo – a friend had attempted it the year before, so when an idea emerged during October 2012 I decided to have a go at writing it. And so P.A.W.S. was born. That first NaNo was amazing. I launched myself into my story. Forgot to eat and sleep, but by the end of the month I’d written “The End” on that first draft and achieved something I’d wanted to do my whole life.
Five years later I’m start writing Book 4 of my series today. Each one of the previous books started as NaNo projects. Why don’t you join me?
(Oh and remember to reward yourself with a little chocolate or whatever you prefer whenever you complete your daily words.)