I am spending the first 10 days of NaNoWriMo at a cabin in the North Georgia mountains with a few other authors. If you don’t know what NaNoWriMo is, (National Novel Writing Month), it’s a month long challenge in November every year where hundreds of thousands of writers attempt to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days.
It is a daunting challenge but knowing you are writing alongside other writers all over the globe who are going through the same thing you are, is empowering and inspiring.
The first picture was the view from my cabin bedroom this morning. We have had a few hiccups in the trip so far. The drive up the mountain in the rain was terrifying. My car did not want to make it and my tires spun in places. We have decided we are not leaving the cabin till we have to. We are also having an Asian beetle infestation. They look like lady bugs but they’re not. The whole region is having this problem. There are literally thousands of them crawling and flying around in the cabin. We vacuum them up as the rental company suggested, but more keep coming.
Thank God we have such a beautiful view to make up for the inconvenience! The cabin itself is also very beautiful. I’ve managed to write almost 700 words so far today. I still have a ways to go to reach my daily goal, but am feeling the pull of a nap calling my name. Yesterday was really stressful driving in such bad weather and I didn’t sleep well. This morning I woke up feeling sick. I’m already feeling better but all this fresh mountain air is making me very relaxed and sleepy.
I’ll get some writing sprints in later this evening and will hopefully be able to turn out at least another 800 words.
I am so blessed and thankful I get to spend a week and a half here with some other very talented writers.