Okay, so I have to admit, I have fallen way behind in my “Year of Writing Dangerously” plan. In fact, I really have not written anything since the end of February, and I have not been participating in this month’s Camp NaNoWriMo. Some of it is definitely a lack of self-discipline, and some of it is having a wife, two-year-old, church responsibilities, and a full-time job. Add to that the onset of nicer weather and the need to clean up the yard from what was left by the previous owners last fall and work on other home projects, and I can easily excuse the fact that I have not penned anything for weeks. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still frustrating to me. And with a new baby due at the end of July, the demands on my time can only increase. I have not yet decided what my course of action … Keep reading!
I’ve mentioned NaNoWriMo elsewhere on this site. Participating has served as a great inspiration and motivation for me. Even though I have not successfully completed any of the monthly challenges, I have used the events as a way to increase my overall word counts, and that’s nothing to take lightly. There are some posters in their store that refer to an event they have held a few times, a “Night of Writing Dangerously.” As far as I know, this is an event that may go all night where writers get together, drink coffee, eat snacks, and spend hours hammering out words. I think there have been people who have managed to get upwards of 5,000 words written in this one night alone, which is a huge accomplishment. What I am proposing is in one sense more modest and in another more ambitious, and I’m inviting everyone that sees this to … Keep reading!