Now that National Novel Writing Month has begun, I’m really finding my stride.
No, I’m not a horse. ~rolls eyes~ But I am writing. My word count is in a range I haven’t produced since last November. Quite frankly, NaNo inspires me.
And inspiration is what I’d like to spread today. I read a terrific pep talk on the NaNoWriMo website. Author Chuck Wendig shared ideas very much like Julia Cameron with her creative workshops. He essentially encourages writers to let loose their creative inner child. Here is his amusing and perceptive insight garnered from observing his own toddler:
“…He’ll grab a Transformers toy and half-transform it into some lumbering robot-car monstrosity—and when an adult might say, “No, no, it’s like this or it’s like that; it’s a robot or it’s a car,” he’s like, “Uh, yeah, no. Go back to your tax forms and your HGTV, stupid adult, I’ve just created a Frankencarbot and you can go hide your head in the sand-swept banality of grown-up life, sucker.”
I’m all for creating a Frankencarbot. What about you? Has the NaNo bug bitten this fall?