NaNoWriMo 2017

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 becauseĀ 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!

Turning of a New Leaf

For years, I said I wouldn’t do it. I wouldn’t start a blog. Not because there’s anything wrong with them or anything, but because of the age-old excuses. “I don’t have time.” “I have nothing valuable or important to say.” Those things are still true, but here I am, trying it out anyway.

In truth, I’ve been contemplating having a blog where I review and recommend books to others because that’s what I’m constantly doing with my friends anyway, and I’m actually pretty good at it. I’ve put friends onto some books that have truly enriched their lives through word of mouth alone.

So, why not try word of writ? Maybe someone out there needs help deciding on their next book buy. Maybe that someone is you, and if it is, I hope we can be book buddies.

I’m going to be getting used to WordPress’ layout and things in the coming days, but in the interim, I’ll start uploading old reviews I’ve made on my Goodreads account to get the ball rolling.

You know, I’m actually pretty excited. This feels like a great decision. šŸ™‚