It’s Monday morning, and I’m dreading going to work because my schedule today is fuller than full. If only every day could be a weekend. I’d get a lot more done (maybe?).
I signed up for Nanowrimo this year. What’s Nanowrimo, you may ask? It’s National Novel writing month. I don’t know what inspired me to do it. Maybe because my wonderful Writing Wenches are doing it, and I like the idea of us teaming up and writing several different novels. The support from the Wenches should be enough to push me through.
But I’m super busy. I’m still taking the MOOC, How Writer’s Write Fiction. I’m trying to edit Little Birdhouses. By next week, I need to write a newsletter for PTA and draft a letter to send out for an event. I’m trying to run more to prep for a 5K I haven’t signed up for yet. Plus, the oldest kid’s birthday is coming up. After that, gymnastics’ meet season will be upon us. Granted, that may free up some time for me in the hotel or at a four hour meet to write a little bit. I plan on bringing my laptop or maybe just plain old pencil and paper. I wonder if life will ever slow down, or if I’ll know what to do with myself if it does.
But back to Nanowrimo. I’m a little worried I’ll fail. I committed to do 365k (writing 1,000 words a day for a year) and I couldn’t stick to it. The thing is: I want writing to be my life. I have to stop making excuses NOT to do it. It’s sort of like running. I love the feeling I get afterwards, but starting out is always HARD. I hem and haw, and I don’t want to go and I make excuses, but in the end I’m so glad I did it.
So for Nanowrimo this year, I’m going to work on a story I wrote for the MOOC. I was inspired me to expand it, and in no time I had about 5,000 words. I did a basic outline of this story too (which is against my normal M.O.). I generally know where the story is going to go, and I’m in love with the characters. I’ll share the opening scene of the story with you later this week too and you can tell me what you think. I had great feedback on the MOOC.
Are you going to participate in Nanowrimo this month? If so, what are you working on?
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