Hey, y’all! I hope everyone had a lovely Halloweekend. November came in like, “Boom, baby!” and I will just continue to pretend I was prepared. November means NaNoWriMo. Another year, another attempt at…something.
In the spirit of progress sharing and holding myself accountable, I’ve decided to drop my most recent public Patreon post right here and then check back in at the end of the week. Starting now!
Alrighty then. Starting now, for real!
How about you?
The other day it occurred to me that next month is November and November is National Novel Writing Month. November is also four days away from when I’m writing this, and two days away from when you’ll be able to see it. You could say it’s closing in.
Naturally, my brain did a mini panic contemplating this thing I’ve never participated in before. I’ve been trying to challenge myself to write more frequently because that’s supposed to help out with story writing in general. I have roughly three work-in-progress story ideas that have blossomed over the course of the pandemonium and subsequently tortured me on and off.
Protagonists do not respond well to neglect. Not at all. They’ll leer at you from your own grey matter with accusatory glares, silently demanding to know when it will be their time. They’re a whole mood, but I do not have answers for them today. Also… I have never written a novel before. I do not know how. Can you even!?
Now, if you’re thinking to yourself, “Hmm. They seem hesitant,” you would be correct! Ding, ding, ding! Enjoy that confetti storm, winner. You nailed it.
I’m definitely hesitant.
But I’m considering it.
If I do wind up participating, I probably won’t stick to the official rules. At all. More than likely, I’ll use this as motivation to do a better job at writing at least five hundred words each day than I did in September (11 days total, 8-day streak) and October (15 days total, 3-day streak)…combined.
I’m trying. It’s hard to be a person. It feels particularly difficult to be a creative person under the relentless demands of capitalism and adult responsibility. But you can’t have done the thing unless you do the thing, so I’m considering doing the thing. Or some variation of it.
What about you? Are you participating in NaNoWriMo this year? And if so, will you be strictly adhering to the rules or modifying the journey to fit your own needs?
I’m curious so hit the comment section and let me know! (: