This is one of those random posts. You know, the ones where they don't really have anything to do with books (ehh, maybe a little to do with books) but they delight and excite me all the same.
We're halfway through the month of July (kinda. If you tilt you head and squint.) and I'm signed up for Camp NaNo. For those who don't know, NaNoWriMo is a month long writing event where participants attempt to write a 50K word novel in 30 days. It used to only be held in November but the masses clamored for MOAR and the NaNo gods relented and gave us several opportunities throughout the year.
So, it's July. I'm signed up. I was aiming to get 30K words written (Camp NaNo lets you tailor your word count, so you don't have to commit to 50K). With my new job (yay!) and various other things going on, 30K felt like an achievable number.
As of the writing of this post (on Friday), my word count is a smidge over 23K. Which boggles me. In a good way. I'm proud of what I've done. My zombie story might be a little light on actual zombies (oops) but my characters are rockin' it (sometimes literally! ZING!) and I'm loving what's going on.
So, this is my encouragement post to everyone out there. Whether you're writing or blogging or reading or just being awesome... WAY TO GO! YOU ALL ROCK!
And if you're sitting there thinking "I'm not rocking it. You're wrong, Kelly." here's my challenge to you... find something that you're proud of -- it doesn't matter WHAT it is -- and share it. I KNOW you have something and I want to hear about it.
SHARE THE LOVE! This is your chance to brag and show me what you're made of!
Also, I kind of adore you all and I'm tempted to pass out squishy virtual hugs that are not at all creepy but might be a little frightening in their exuberance. What the heck? I'm going to do it!
You can come back for seconds, I DON'T MIND!