National Novel Writing Month starts tomorrow, and I am ready.  This will be my third official NaNoWriMo, but my fourth time to write 50,000 words in only a month. The first year I tried this I was so inspired that I did it again the following February.

This year I’m cheating a little bit. Instead of starting a new novel, I’m using this NaNoWriMo to finish the second draft of my first novel.  I have other ideas that I’m excited to try, but first I need to get this one behind me.

I am excited and a little worried this year.  Just because I’ve done it before, doesn’t mean I can do it again, and the possibility of failure is always hard for me to face.  Still, I have good ideas about this version of the novel and I think I can finally get a rough draft I can be proud of.  Then the rewriting will begin.

If you’ve ever thought of writing, but don’t know if you can do it, try NaNoWriMo.  The energy is contagious and the challenge helps keep you motivated. At least, it did for me. Let’s just hope it does it again.

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