Are you participating in NaNoWriMo this year? My husband says that he is, and I think I will, too, though I admit that the fact that I don’t have an idea yet is a little scary. My sister posted a message to me on Facebook a while back asking me if I planned to participate this year, but at the time, I wasn’t sure. I told her I was tempted to cheat and try to finish the book I didn’t finish last year. That is cheating, right? I think the idea is to start a new book. The part of me that thinks that book was a really good idea and really wants to finish it is tempted to cheat, but the goody-goody in me is fraught with guilt by the prospect.
I like writing during NaNo because the idea that lots of others are also writing feels communal. I feel like I have all this support, even if I don’t interact with anyone. Anyway, I have absolutely no idea what I’m going to do yet, but I updated my NaNo profile. If you are participating and want to be a writing buddy, my username is danahuff. If you have never written a book before, but you always wanted to, then why not give it a try during the month of November?
I tweeted a question to Scrivener, who makes an excellent writing app that is perfect for NaNoWriMo, and they plan to put Scrivener on sale and offer a special trial version around October 20, which they also did last year. Usually the trial version only works for 30 days, but this special trial version lasts longer. Also, unlike other trial versions of software, 30 days means 30 days of your use. If you don’t open it for 10 days, it doesn’t count.