It's Day One of the 2014 NanoWriMo competition, and I am participating for the first time ever!
In case you've never heard of it, this project is all about writing a novel in a month. The object is to write 500,000 words by Nov. 30th. It's daunting, but it's also a challenge I am up for at this point in time. I have been working on my book about the magic healing qualities of journals for the past few months now, and my enthusiasm has been fizzling lately due to lack of support (due to lack of asking, fear, etc., etc...) So this will be a well-timed kick in the pants for me!
I thought I would blog a bit about the experience because: It's fine to have the support and well-wishes of strangers, but I could use some support from people who actually know me, love me, and wish me well. I must admit that it's scarey to ask. Why? I guess it comes down to fears passed to me from family traumas that tell me I won't get the support I need, whether I ask for it or not, so why bother?
What do I even mean when I ask for support of this project? It sounds so vague...
I thought I would make a list of things that would feel supportive and share them with you here. Anything helps, so feel free to come up with your own unique ways.
Ideas for Supporting M the Author:
-Ask me every-once-in-awhile: “Hey, how's your book coming along?”
-Send me a supportive e-card: http://www.care2.com/ecards/
-Send me some beloved snailmail
-Share inspiring links, photos and graphics
-Comment on this post