It’s that time again.
I’m actually sitting at home, in the final hours of Halloween, an iced chai tea latte sitting on the couch beside me, trying to apply the brakes on the passage of time because I’m not ready. But I’ll have to be.
This is my fourth year doing NaNo, and I’m hoping to finish the novel I’ve been working on for three years. I’ve never achieved the 50,000 word count in a month before, but I still love what I accomplish during every attempt. Even managing a couple pages is better than a blank page.
For this year especially, I want to be more “out of my comfort zone.” In other words, not just writing at home or whenever I can squeeze a few words in during a work break. I plan to visit my city’s library as well as attend some write-in sessions at my local Books-A-Million on Saturdays. I figure a change in atmosphere can help my creativity and allow me to focus. Where are some of your favorite places to write?
If you’re doing NaNo this year, I’d love to hear from you about what you hope to accomplish this year and root for you. My best friend Jennifer and I are actually going to be hosting some writing sprint sessions on our podcast, Femme Trash, all this month if you need a boost. The first one is going up this Sunday, Nov. 5.
In the meantime, I’ve scheduled some book reviews to go up during the month, so I can focus more on NaNo. Gotta prioritize, after all.
Wishing us all the best of luck this NaNo. You’re gonna be amazing!