It’s that time of year again.
No, I don’t mean pumpkin spice EVERYTHING, tricks or treats, or even National Drive All Over Creation and Eat Until You Burst Day (you know… Thanksgiving). I’m talking about National Novel Writing Month.
It’s been a couple of years since I’ve even entertained the idea of participating. Truth be told, I think it’s been that long since I wrote 50,000 in 365 days. Forget the days I could write that much in a month. (jk. I’ve never been that prolific.)
So, after two years of not writing a single thing worth reading, I’m getting myself psyched to write my brains out in 30 very short days. I’m motivated by two things: 1. The characters in my head who are scratching at the inside of my skull to get out, and 2. The desire to reteach myself the practice of writing regularly.
I’m hoping to end the dry-spell with a dam-burst. And I’ve set myself up to win.
I’ve typed up my character notes, not just for the book I want to start on Nov. 1st, but for the entire three story series. I planned out the series arc, plotted book one, added a few new story-appropriate songs to my writing playlist, and found character inspiration pics on your friend and mine, Pinterest.
I filled my freezer and pantry with easy-to-fix dinner supplies, and I stocked up on toothpaste, toilet paper and kitty litter (so fresh and so clean clean) so I don’t have to run to the store for anything more than fresh produce once a week or so.
I have schedules planning out every hour of every day through the month.
My family and friends have been warned.
If you never hear from me again, know that I loved you.
See you on the other side.