Last day of classes before Thanksgiving! I’m so excited to go home and see my friends and family. And I’m going to Chicago in a couple days to celebrate with some relatives out there, so I’m obviously excited for that too. Now it’s just a matter of getting through these last few hours and assignments so I’ll have enough time to relax over break before I need to kick it into high gear on final projects.
Like last year, throughout November I’m sharing interviews with other writers competing in NaNoWriMo in order to give a broader perspective of the event. (Also to just let you meet these fantastic humans, because I adore them.) In addition, all of this year’s interviewees are Ch1Con team members!
Today’s interview is with Aisha Al-Amin, one of Ch1Con’s new Creative Consultants. She’s hilarious and brilliant and she seems to be the only team member Google+ actually likes during our monthly Ch1Con Chats (so obviously Google agrees that she’s awesome). Take it away, Aisha.
Q: In one sentence, what is your novel about?
A: In the year 2050 for the first time in history humans discover another world with intelligent life.
Q: What is your favorite part of Nanowrimo?
A: I would have to say the sense of accomplishment you feel at the end of the month, even if you haven’t won, it’s still amazing.
Q: Do you have any specific writing rituals you follow?
A: Yes, yes I do! I have to have a cup of my Grandma’s hot chocolate with creamer, and a sweater that goes to my fingers.
Q: What’s your secret to juggling life and Nano at the same time?
A: I always make sure to write extra when I have the time, because I know some days I just won’t have the energy -so the days that I do have the energy I make sure to put in extra work.
Q: Any advice for the troops?
A: I would say don’t be discouraged because someone else has written more than you! It’s all about you this month and challenging yourself.
Thanks for letting me interview you, Aisha!
Want to learn more about Aisha? You can find her at the following links.
Goal for today: 1,000.
Overall goal: 47,000.
Current word count: 47,537.