On Writing


It’s been a bit since we’ve been over here! Life kind of happens that way sometimes! We do well and take charge and get things accomplished some days and other days, we’re doing well to keep our heads above water. Lately, at least for me, it’s been the latter. Busy at work. Busy at home. Lots of stress.

And so, why, do you ask, would I want to take on the added stress of attempting 50,000 words of writing in a month?

I think there’s something about the discipline that I need. I am not good at finishing things when they’re open-ended. If I have nothing forcing me to finish, I often won’t. There are too many other things that have to be finished screaming at me.

But if I have a deadline and a goal and a limited time to do it in, I seem to thrive much better. I get focused and disciplined.

Of course, I have to take the NaNoWriMo as a discipline in order to have it motivate me.

Currently, I’m trying to be motivated by the fact that I have several unfinished stories that need to be tackled if just to get them off of my worry radar. I have my auction story which has been going out in dribs and drabs to my auctionee. I have several in process stories I want to get finished.

I think I want the psychological burden of having those “open tabs in my mental browser” closed so that I can focus on some projects I really want to do in the future.

So, NaNoWriMo comes at a good time. Maybe I can be disciplined enough to get through 30 days and write what I need to write.

And maybe it’ll help me get back into a more disciplined writing routine in general.

How about you? Any plans for NaNoWriMo?