I discovered NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in August this year. It was the first time I looked into writing competitions and contests and the first time I considered branching out into the world of creative writing. Public creative writing, that is. I dabble into it every once in a while but the results are all safely stored on my laptop, not to be seen by anyone but myself.
Well, life got a lot busier and before I knew it, NaNoWriMo was here and I feel a little bit overwhelmed. I’m not sure if I can actually do it this month but I will bloody well try because I remember that feeling of excitement when I first discovered it. I have some notes written down and a rough idea of where I would like the story to go. It’s just a matter of actually sitting down and doing it.
I miss writing. My own writing. Not the writing I do for my clients, where I stick to guidelines and a specific tone of voice and a word limit. The writing where I put my own thoughts into my own words on to my own platform. I haven’t been doing it enough recently and it’s time to change that.
So… yes, I’m writing a novel this month. Or, I’m attempting to. Let’s see how it goes and I might even publish a little excerpt after I’m done.
’til next time x