I’ve been working my way through the Nanowrimo Instagram Challenge including a bite along with my six days a week postings.
Today the Challenge has front seat.
I discovered Nanowrimo in Australia at the end of October 2017 (thank you Raine) and with no preparation worked on my first book. 50,000 plus words. 1667 words a day. It was in the back of my mind for years.
To get the writing done, I needed to get up early (and I was an owl so a big adjustment to the old body clock).
We were traveling Australia chasing sunsets and exploring places the likes of which I’d never seen before. Big red rocks, long stretches of highway with road trains screaming past, wild life intent on suicide moves, or quietly passing near our campsite, red gorges where crocodiles roamed, colourfull birdlife including a shy cassowary, homes underground, gems sitting on the ground, dust storms, rain storms, hail storms, a rare orchid, and lying in bed at night listening to the whales sing, plus so much more including the beautiful people we met along the way, or shared journeys together.
The dining room table my office, the word count my guide, letting the words flow straight through my fingers to my laptop.
This lifestyle is a precious writing memory as I shared the adventures with my soulmate. He passed away last year, taken far to early. We had more adventures planned. But it wasn’t to be.
Six years of travel together, no regrets. Precious memories.
Now, I’m working on a new adventure. Six days a week I begin with my butt in my seat and the goal to write 1500 plus words.
I believe everyone has at least one book in them and that you can write yours. Nanowrimo is a great platform to use.
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