This NaNoWriMo thing? Yeah, about that!

An emotional rollercoaster. At times needing to hold back tears, other times, smiles. One chapter down and beginning the next. But what a feeling.

Writing to me has been an unsual activity that’s comparable to looking up one day while waiting in line at a café and seeing love at first sight from the person serving you. You know the kind of scene in talking about?, like the movies, about that accurate. It just sprung itself on me out of nowhere. Even in the early days of writing, I enjoyed it, I liked it, but didn’t love it. It’s different these days.

Today, sitting at a McCafé, sipping on alterations of orange juice to keep me cool from the extreme Sydney heat, and a latté, because who doesn’t love coffee?, I was in my element, writing for NaNoWriMo, for myself, for my first manuscript.

I think I might be able to see myself doing this writing thing for a little while if it continues in the direction that it has been this year.

I’m nearing my first 3000 words, a chapter down, and using my iPad I’ve been able to write distraction free within the Scrivener app. At first I was hesitant to write entirely on my iPad. Most of the blog posts you read from me are composed via mobile, in my Samsung device, but that would prove impracticable for something as lengthy a manuscript. But to my surprise the iPad has been pretty well running and I thinks it’s definately something I can continue using.

So how is day two of NaNoWriMo going? I’d say pretty damn good. But, enough of me, I’d love to hear about how it’s going for you? Are you doing NaNoWriMo this year? What’s your story? Leave me a comment below, I’d love to follow along your journey and give you some support. Otherwise, just say hi anyway.

Ivan.

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