Phew!! Writing both a blog post (almost)each day and writing a non-fiction book in a single month is a LOT of writing for one who doesn’t normally write.
NaNonFiWriMo, National Non-Fiction Writing Month, was a really huge success for me. My idea for Tako Life, an octopus cookbook, has been sitting on the back burner for several months was able to get my full attention in November. From a crazy, random thought, it has become a fully flushed out idea, recipes written, layout ideas created, coordinating art and stitch ideas solidified, color scheme, and several marketing ideas to look into. All of this put into Evernote, ready for editing and updating anywhere.
The idea of NaNonFiWriMo suited me very well as it gave me space. Space in my calendar to focus on a single project. It provided space in my head, gaving me permission to concentrate on other projects before the arrival of November. And now that it is written down in an organized fashion and out of my head, there is more space in which to complete a few projects I had set aside for NaNonFiWriMo. YAY!!! I wrote a book this month!!!
NaBloPoMo was also successful for me in that it forced me to learn more about my own website, the art of blogging and what frequency is most comfortable for both myself and my readers. Definitely not everyday…my life is just not that interesting…yet :) The goal of blogging everyday was not met, but many other peripheral items were accomplished throughout the attempt this month.
Now I am setting the cookbook aside for the first week of Dec before I start to edit and put the layout together. I WROTE A BOOK THIS MONTH!! A small book, but how cool is that?
I already have a pre-order, too! Thanks, Mom :)