Don’t hate me. I know I haven’t been posting. Not even going to try and explain it, because honestly, I don’t remember the last time I posted. It’s just hard to keep this updated when there is literally nothing going on in my life, and everyone already knows what’s going on in the news. I’m not about to get on here and tell you what you already know.
I’m mostly hopping on here to let you know that I am participating in NaNoWriMo this year. I’m hoping to use it to get back into the habit of writing – and possibly posting on here. At least now I have something to post about, which should make it easier (I’m hoping).
Plus, hey, procrastination is a thing, and I’m pretty good at it – if I do say so, myself. I have a new layout I’ve been meaning to upload, I need to redo my bio, and a bunch of other admin work. Maybe while I’m putting off writing for NaNo, I’ll get stuff done here, instead 😤
If anyone else is participating in NaNo this year, feel free to buddy up with me. A good boot to the rear is always helpful.
I swear. Every other year, I see/hear about people participating in NaNoWriMo, and I ask myself “why not?” and I decide to give it a try the next year. Halfway through, my word count is at half of what it’s supposed to be (and that’s if I’m lucky), the feeling of failure starts sinking in, and I suddenly remember “oh, this is why!”
I know we’re not supposed to get discouraged. I know that every single word, even if we only write five for the whole month is still five more than we had before, but it doesn’t help. Especially when there are people calling out their word counts, and you can’t help but compare theirs to your own and feel like you’re fighting a losing battle.
I fell into the NaNo void this year. I am currently about 20k words behind, and Thanksgiving week, when the kids will be home from school starts on Monday. I also have two major assignments coming up that same week, and the week after, during the last week of NaNo. I’m not counting on catching up. I’m pretty much making this post to remind myself not to fall for this again. I’m still writing, don’t get me wrong, but I am refusing to let myself feel bad for not reaching the goal.
For those of you who are participating: Best of luck.
For those of you who are so far behind that you’re about to give up: grab a cup of coffee or tea (or whatever) and join me. We can sit together and enjoy the wooshing sound the NaNo deadline makes as it goes flying by.