I mentioned in my last two posts that after a year off from writing I decided that I wanted to get back to it. I had tried to restart a couple of times during the year but approached writing as more of a chore than a passion.
But I missed it. And even though I have a WiP to finish, I needed to try something new to reignite that love of writing that had been such a part of me. Something fresh and new, at least for the time being. So after my two oldest kids were settled at their universities (one a senior and one a freshman), after my new class adjusted to school by mid-October, and my younger two kids were nearly finished with their fall sports seasons, I was ready.
I had thought of participating in NaNoWriMo but didn't want to commit unless I really had the desire to write every day in November. I knew that meeting a daily goal of 1667 words most likely wouldn't happen; I know my schedule, my responsibilities as wife/mother/teacher and my limits. But if I could push myself every day to write something, then I would feel successful.
Guess what? I signed up on October 31, Halloween night, after taking my daughter trick-or-treating.
After my first week, I've reached 5500 words! I know I'm behind, and probably will be the whole month, by I'm ecstatic! It had been such a struggle to write a paragraph.
It's a young adult novel with a working title of Melanie Sole.
Hopefully, this will be the push I need to fall back in love with writing. So far, so good!
Good luck to all of you participating! Keep going! You can do it!
p.s. If you want a writing buddy on NaNoWriMo, I'm Suzie F. over there, too.