Last year I wrote about NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month – and declared that I had joined up and gotten started. By ‘getting started’ I meant having a nugget of an idea and creating empty files on my iPad to work with. And … that was about as far as I got. I fiddled a bit, but never uploaded anything or made any significant progress. Sadly that was how many of my plans went last year.
But this year has been very different – I have lost 90 pounds, fallen in love with running, I’ve completed a half- and full marathon, and I’ve reclaimed much of my guitar-playing chops. I have already exceeded what I had realistically hoped to accomplish for personal goals this year – but I left ‘write a book’ on the list and set myself the goal of actually participating in NaNoWriMo this year. Who knows what will happen … but it is worth trying!
What about you? Have you been looking for that push to get writing? If so, perhaps this is it – it starts next Thursday November 1st and goes throughout November.