Writing with Challenges
I've decided to participate in National Novel Writing Month. Rather than doing the suggested 50,000 word goal; I decided to double the goal and write 100,000 words. That was going to be daunting enough. I prepared my calendar and attempted to account for the month ahead.
Then a couple of unforeseen occurrences piled up just before November 1st.
I needed to attend a funeral in the first week of NaNoWriMo. Then, I got a new job. You say great, right? Yes, it is wonderful and I'm happy to have the new position. But, now I also need to devote more time at my current job training my replacement.
Additionally, the new job is not local which means I need to move. So now, I need to find an apartment, train my replacement and start a new job during NaNoWriMo.
And if that doesn't beat all, just before I finished this blog, I came down with a bad cold. I've been in bed sick for days.
I say all this not to show why I am giving up. I say all this to motivate anyone reading thia blog. I will be writing and attempting to reach my 100,000 word goal.
If I don't reach my goal, I will not beat myself up as a failure. I will pat myself on the back because I kept going no matter how many words I wrote.
NaNoWriMo isn't simply about winning a challenge; it is a community effort to remind us all of the joy writing brings. It is also a reminder that every word is one word closer to finishing your novel.
NaNoWriMo is one word more added to the story only you can write. That is why, no matter the obstacle, I will keep writing whether I write slow or fast.
So good luck fellow NaNoWriMoers you can do it!!
And keep writing!