As I prep for JuNoWriMo, I found this quote from the book interesting. This for me is the goal. That feeling you get when you can’t wait to sit down and write.
What concerns me is that I seem to forget this feeling as soon as WriMo is over. I wrote three books last year during, June, August and November and during those WriMo months, I couldn’t wait to write every day. I couldn’t wait to sit down and get into that groove, the feeling of pure bliss because you are doing what your supposed to do, what you were meant to do.
I can close my eyes now and imagine the feeling.
Why is this feeling so fleeting when I’m not in the habit of writing? I’ll write every day in June. I will have a daily goal and most likely will exceed it every day. I am comfortable in this setting, writing towards a monthly goal where others are paying attention to what I am doing.
How to Write Good by John Vorhaus is all about giving yourself permission to write with no fear and to get the words on the paper. He uses this word whimsy which I love. I picture fairies flying around sprinkling fairy dust on everything and it makes me smile. That is the feeling I get when I write. I feel like a fairy sprinkling prose on the world and making them smile.
As writer’s we are supposed to write every day, so tell me, how many of you out there are doing it? How do you do it?
I will be helping the JuNoWriMo team this year conducting word sprints on twitter. These writing sessions made the difference for me. If your looking for a super supportive writing experience, I highly recommend JuNoWriMo. Visit www.junowrimo.com for more information and if you’re joining us, let me know.