A year ago, a friend of mine participated in the NaNoWriMo, but it was already over by the time she introduced me to it. I had signed up in December to do it this year. Then, I completely forgot about it. Life just got in the way. Then, last month, she brought it up again and I was seriously considering it. After several weeks of mulling it over and trying to actually learn HOW to write a novel, I got cold feet. I decided I was not ready for this. There was too much information overwhelming me and the feelings of inadequacy came back hard. I put this in the back of my mind.
I then found this medium by chance about a week ago. I’ve been reading a lot on the Picture Book genre and I think this may be more my style, until I can learn more about the novel and then I can venture out into YA novels/novellas. I want to thank Christie Wright Wild from her Write Wild blog. She was my first contact into this and her blog sparked the interest. From there, I was able to expand into the Writer’s Platform-Building Crusade by Rachel Harrie and have since gained some followers and even more information. I enjoy reading everyone’s posts, learning about their lives and their struggles with writing. But most of all, I especially love that there is a place for me to go that I actually “fit in”. I know it will take time before I can find some friends that I can converse with more than a few words in the comments. And I am hoping that one day I can actually do that. Maybe even find a writing critique group that can help me with my manuscripts. Any suggestions would be wonderful, as always!
Anyway, I came across Tara Lazar’s blog about PiBoIdMoand I just had to find out more information. Upon further reading, I believe this was such a better fit for me than NaNoWriMo. I have decided I will be participating in the PiBoIdMo 2010! Yay! Go me! Now, let’s hope I know what I am doing!