Hey everyone. So I know it looks like I kind of abandoned the blog, but I had a pretty busy month, which left me with little time to write. I have been reading a bit here and there, but one book, in particular, has been the central focus of my time.
No, I haven’t written one, but I have been working on changing that by participating in National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. I’ve always had a pretty wild imagination and a love for books (duh), so after years of writing short stories and playing with the idea of writing a book, I decided to put pen to paper and see what I could get done.
NaNoWriMo is a non-profit organization for creative writers with tools to encourage writers to create a 50,000-word manuscript throughout November. Although the idea of writing this many words towards a single project terrified me, I knew I needed the challenge to give my project a jump start.
For two weeks, I wrote faithfully every day. I took advantage of the resources my local chapter of NaNoWriMo had to keep me motivated and social in this whole experience.
Unfortunately, life got in the way in that way it tends to do, and by the middle of week three, I stopped writing altogether. As of today, I am only at 10,000 words.
I’m only a little disappointed that I will likely not meet the goal, but honestly, that’s fine. I have 10,000 more words than I would have had if I relied on myself to get started, and throughout the month, I created a story with a lot of potential.
The month isn’t over yet, but writing 40,000 words in a few days is more work than I’m willing to do. But I will ride out these last few days with some quality writing time and continue this little project of mine until it’s done.
Until then, you can rely on me to write about other people’s books.