I have done NaNo for almost (not done yet) four years. Every year I have a plan, but I also have my doubts about making it. What if my story prompts don’t prompt? Or my idea hits a wall, peters out, and…
Well, there is no and; I just face failure.
I thought I’d write this post as much for me as the anyone.
Imagination is endless. It is the one thing that the human race has used consistently to further themselves. We are constantly growing, learning, and testing the things around us. It is the one thing that makes the human race amazing.
We are curious and that curiosity leads to discovery. I don’t mean what’s on the other side of the universe, but what is inside our minds, our thoughts. Stories. Books. Plays. Movies. Music. Pretending. All these things come from the human mind. It holds me, cradles me, fills me with wonder.
You and I are a part of this. That’s why we had the brilliant idea that we would write 50k in 30 days. Before we began we felt it and knew that our imaginations are forever filling with amazing thoughts, wild thoughts, thoughts that must be written down and preserved. We knew it then and if we relax and breathe, we’ll be able to tap into it again.
Close your eyes.
Do you see it?
A little light in the darkness.
As you get closer you can see movement.
What are they doing?
What is happening?
Okay—go write something fabulous.