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November is National Novel Writing Month. Yes, I’m participating. Scary, but fun. I’m writing again…it’s been a long while and I feel so nano_09_blk_participant_120x240.pngvery rusty and awkward. I know the more I write the easier it’ll become.

Anyways, the goal of NaNoWriMo is to write 50,000 words between November 1st – 30th. That’s 1667 words a day! Sometimes when I think of it in the daily breakdown it doesn’t seem too much, but throw in “real” life and a toddler and it gets interesting. This afternoon I followed him around the park with my notebook in tow. I’m trying to find a way to make it work. I’ve made excuses for too long for why this is something I can’t do, so no more excuses! It’s a new season.

After reading so much in the last year, I feel inadequate to write. I’m lacking in the confidence I once had. It feels cheesy and I want it to be anything, but cheesy. Who wants to read a formulaic, predictable novel?

Maybe I’ll share my writing journey one of these days. It goes a way back.

My goal isn’t to have a completed novel by November 30th, but to have written (about) 50,000 words. It’ll be an exercise in discipline for me and it will help me get to know the story I want to write. It’ll be a rough rough draft.

It should be fun.


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