My Dear Future Readers:
Tomorrow is November 1st. It is the start of the National Novel Writing Month. I participated for four years in a row and I never won or even gotten the 50,000 words required to win. I was disappointed in myself that I could not sit down and write my Work-In-Progress everyday. Of course, I had a reason.
Every year during the month of November, I had to submit some kind of essay, study for some kind of midterm in college and the time just slipped away from me. By the time, I would finish with my exams and essays that I had to do, November was half way over and I had no energy left to write in my Work-In-Progress.
But……The Question remains.
Do I want to participate in the National Novel Writing Month this year?
The answer is not simple nor is it an easy decision. Yes, I do want to prove to myself that I can finish a novel in one month and at least get into the habit of everyday writing. But, I feel like if I try and I don’t get to the end of the month, I might be more disappointed. Of course, it is a tempting idea because now that I am no longer pulled down by college and studying for exams, I might be able to write more in the Work-In-Progress than I did in the previous years.
However, after all the disappointments of the last four years, I feel that I can’t bring myself to do it again. I think that as my life showed that there are more important things than doing the National Novel Writing Month. I don’t understand it but I think this year I might give my Overconfident Ideals a break. It is after all about writing everyday. I think I have been doing that off and on on my own.
So, to answer the question. I decided to still write everyday but not in such a tight schedule. After all, even if I do not participate, I am still a writer and an author. I still write books and I am still following my dream of being a full-time author. The National Novel Writing Month is for practice and I love to practice writing but with everything else that I have going on I can’t possibly divide myself into ten million pieces.
What I will be doing instead of the National Novel Writing Month?
I plan to keep writing my blog posts throughout the month of November. I want to continue doing edits for Book 1:Forbidden Love. Testing my writing abilities against myself within 20 days does not seem like a good idea at the moment. But…..if I could write a blog post twice or even three times a week during the month of November and get more likes on my Author Page, I would call that an achievement. Even if my blog posts are not going to equal 50,000 words, I still think that it would be a great improvement because I am being realistic about my abilities.
I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.
YA Fantasy Romance Published Author