I am loving the NaNoWriMo experience. I am sure part of why it’s been so positive for me is because of timing. Perfect timing.
I finished my first novel, The Adventures of Marcus Tuttle, three months ago. I had the idea for my next novel three years ago, but I discovered that I couldn't work on two projects concurrently. So I only did research for this novel. I also thought about it. The ideas, the plot and the characters have been percolating in my brain for a long, long time.
I was nervous when I started NaNoWriMo that I wouldn’t be able to write a 50,000 page novel in four weeks, but it turns out that this book is pouring out of me like a spurting water fountain. Today I hit 23,000 words and It’s only been a week.
So what I love most about NaNoWriMo is that it gives me permission to write down crap. I'm fine with that. I realize that I’ll have to revise everything anyway but at least now I’ll have a few words to work with. I hope anyone else doing NaNoWriMo is getting a positive experience out of it. Go NaNoWriMoers!