It’s that time of year again. November is just around the corner. I’m not sure if it’s the golden tones that everything assumes (even when it’s still 80 degrees) or some strange Pavlov’s dogs-like response, but all I want to do is write. It’s been months since I’ve done more than a blog post or letter every once in a while, and I’m yearning to change that.
Normally, NaNoWriMo would be my excuse to go crazy. 1,667 words every day. It feels good. But let’s be honest: 1,667 words a day isn’t realistic this year. A busy job, housework, and the baby guarantee that.
So what’s a girl to do? Well, obviously something in between the two.
In November, I’m going to have a writing commitment. I’m going to spend at least 10 minutes every day. Nothing compared to what I’m used to, but it’s better than what I’m doing now. Just like with my lacking exercise routine, it’s okay to warm back up to it. Renew the habit.
So here’s to November. I might not come out at the end with a good chunk of novel complete, but I will come out with far more than I have on paper now.
What’s the project this year? Well, Novel #1 has been taking on new life. The characters have been whispering to me while my daughter falls asleep in my arms at night. We’ve all changed over the past few years, and they have some new stories that they want to tell. I can’t wait to see how it turns out.
What does your writing routine look like? Are you participating in NaNoWriMo? What project(s) are you working on right now?