I’ve known for a while that I planned on using NaNoWriMo (or National Novel Writing Month for those that don’t know what the acronym stands for) as the kick in the pants I needed to get back on track with my writing.The problem is that I’ve just now looked into it. I hate moving, but unpacking is the worst. It’s like every spare minute is taken up by moving things from room to room. Plus once you get one room cleaned a bit, another room is now a bigger disaster than when you started. But truly that’s alright. I told my family that in November my focus will be on writing. I absolutely HAVE to get back to it because these stories are going around in my head. Frankly I’m surprised someone hasn’t committed me yet from talking to myself about them for so long.
An author I know once said that the longer she goes between writing, the harder it is to get back into it. She is definitely right. Since it’s been close to six months since I’ve picked up my pen, I’m having a hard time focusing. I know what I WANT to do. But it’s hard to get into the mindset since it’s so daunting. I feel like I should write three chapters the first time I sit down. But I keep telling myself that if I only write one word, it’s alright. It’s one more word than I wrote the day before.
So with NaNoWriMo starting in just a few days, I plan on making time for my writing. I will get Brian’s Story written. Whether I finish it completely this month is unknown. But my goal is to use the motivation of NaNoWriMo to get as much of his story down as I can. As long as I work my hardest and make it a priority, whatever I write will be a “win” for me this year.