*This year I wanted to provide a spotlight for a few writers who have decided to participate in National Novel Writing Month. Enjoy getting to know them and learn from their insights! If you’re doing NaNoWriMo and would like to be interviewed, go to the Contact page and drop me a message!
Tell us why do you participate in National Novel Writing Month
Well, the biggest reason for me is the community. I don’t need inspiration to write because I write every week (unless something comes up that prevents me). I love having a common goal with other writers and being able to cheer each other on. And I love meeting other writers. It’s just a fun event for me. I don’t care if I even win. I just do it for the experience.
How/When did you first learn about NaNoWriMo?
The first year I heard of NaNoWriMo was back in 2009. I can’t even remember how I heard about it. I probably read about it on someone’s blog. I participated that year and won, but it was under a pen name I no longer use.
How many years have you participated in NaNoWriMo?
Including this year, it’s a total of 5 years: 2009(W), 2014(W), 2016, 2017, 2019
I’ve participated in the camps every year since 2014.
What is your NaNoWriMo project for this year?
I’m going to be working on my dark fantasy novel series, A God’s Deception.
Do dreams inspire your writing ideas?
They do on occasion. I have some pretty crazy dreams sometimes, but most often I don’t even remember them.
What’s your favorite television show?
Right now it’s Big Bang Theory. It cracks me up. I’ve been binge-watching it on Netflix.
How do you get into the minds of your characters?
I close my eyes and visualize the scene I’m writing. I try to feel and experience everything they’re feeling and experiencing, then I write it down.
What is your preferred genre to write in?
Fantasy, most definitely. I love creating new worlds.
Here’s the link to my NaNo profile: https://nanowrimo.org/participants/rscatts