NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo
It’s November so it means a month of things. This year will mark my 8th NaNoWriMo and I’ve decided to add to the crazy by trying NaBloPoMo. Can I do It? Well I’ve won my last 4 Nanos (and for those of you wondering what the heck I am talking about National Novel Writing Month). I will actually be heading off to a write in once I finish this post.
And the other which I spotted on another knitting blog Lorna’s Laces I had heard of before but tending to forget. National Blog Posting Month. There are daily prompts, and we’ll see how they fit, as the month goes along but seeing today’s prompt I couldn’t help but give this a go.
Day 1: What is your favourite part about writing?
I’ve always loved disappearing into other worlds, and from a pretty young age I got it into my head if no one was making the worlds I wanted to vanish into I could do it. Getting it all down on paper is still a process I’m working on. I think my favorite part about writing is getting the background right, world building, learning what motivates my characters and taking something that is so strong and clear inside my own head and making it possible for people to walk those same streets with me.
I don’t know if I will be able to do this every day but today’s prompt would do well with a simple word change.
Day 1: What is your favourite part about
I’ve found one of the things I love about knitting is having that collection of odd stitches, symbols, and needles start to look like something, not the finish product, so much as when I suddenly have that moment somewhere when you look at your project and see this will be a thing. You can see pattern repeats, there is a shape instead of a mass of stitches, you are trying not to twist.
That moment when the project gets comfortable, when you start to sense what the next part will be, because everything is flowing. That is my moment of knitting Zen and I tend to start moving faster once I get to it and even if there are 100 rows remaining the project will be put down much less often then that first shapeless 20. That picture that came with the pattern suddenly resembles the yarn in your hand.