Yo, I said I probably wouldn’t have a post out today but here I am. I have something to tell y’all that couldn’t wait. (I also didn’t want to risk forgetting XD)
I’m doing a thing.
Guys I’m gonna do NaNo.
I wasn’t going to because the last two years it’s ruined my writing game for months afterwards, but Wednesday I started reading Chris Baty(the founder of NaNo)’s book and… I had to do it. This is most definitely a dumb idea because I had five days to plan, but thankfully the story I chose is already fleshed out enough that I have plenty of material to work with.
This is still definitely a dumb idea but I’m embracing it XD
Okay, but about Chris Baty’s book though. I read half of it on Wednesday during my flights. (Yep, traveling again.) Now, a) I hardly ever read while flying, b) it’s hard to find a writing book I really get into and enjoy, c) it’s nonfiction, which is even harder for me to get into, especially while being in a place like a plane, d) I can’t think of any more reasons. But you get the point.
BUT BY THE SECOND PAGE I WAS ITCHING TO WRITE AGAIN. ITCHING. I’ve been out of my writing groove for months but by the time I got even a few pages in, I was craving it again. And by page five I had decided to do NaNo, even though there were only five days left in October.
I’m so excited. Since last November I had decided not to do NaNo again because it messes me up so bad, but a few months ago I started yearning for it. Cue self control and rationalism to keep that in check.
But I threw all that out after I started reading No Plot No Problem. I’ll fight through whatever happens after NaNo, but right now, I’m going to throw myself into it and enjoy every moment.