Writing is a solitary profession. We commit our mind and our time to our stories and our focus can’t be split between two things at once. When we write, we are the story. We see the characters in our minds, we hear their voices, we live it like a dream as if it happened only yesterday. Crazy isn’t it?
Yet, because we are “imaginators” who weave our daydreams into words, that doesn’t mean we don’t need other people in our lives. It’s like going to work and coming home. Some of us are able to leave work behind and switch from work mode to family mode.
Last week, I challenged you to take on your nano with me. If you didn’t read that post, you can catch up here. Whether you are a writer or tackling some other project, we need each other. Why are we in this together?
1. We need each other to hold us accountable for our nanos.
2. We need each other to give us that pat on the back and fist up of “way to go!” along the way.
3. When we are stuck, we need each other to brainstorm, and when we don’t have enough hands to help get this nano done, we’ll reach in together to see it through to the end.
There is nothing better than having each other to count on.
Give me an update, let me know what your “nano” project is and how far you are.
If you’re following me on facebook then you’ve seen and had the chance to help name some of the characters in my nanowrimo novel so far. Join in or keep tuned, as I’ll be randomly posting plot options and asking for feedback in the days and weeks to come as I continue to write. Every once in a while you’ll see my progress on my word count.
I love it when everyone chimes in and helps decide the fate of my characters on this project!
Have an awesome weekend!