It’s that time of year again. NaNoWriMo has just begun and I figure it is a fitting time for me to jump back on the horse and start blogging again as well.
Why did I stop blogging? Because at the time it stopped being fun or for enjoyment; it was a chore. I felt overwhelmed by a sense of requirement, so I decided to walk away from it for some time. I knew I’d be back, I just needed to wait for the right time. What better time than a month already bursting with writing, right? Actually, probably a less stressful month would be best, but that’s beside the point.
It’s happening now, because what matters is I’m back in the game and ready to play.
I’m even prepared (kind of?) for a successful NaNoWriMo. My secret weapon this time around is a partner in crime; some accountability to keep me in line and focused on the task at hand. If you read my last article on NaNoWriMo strategy and tips accountability was mentioned. Accountability was also one of the things I needed most last year. So I am super excited that my dear friend Carly will be joining me for this month of fun. I am positive that her energy and encouragement will be the key to success.
In the grand scheme of things though, I’m in this to have fun. So I’m going to do my best to not feel overwhelmed or pressured by the enormous task of writing 50,000 words in a single month. I’m going to focus on my task day by day and chip away at it.
And just like that I’ll succeed. I’m back, energized, and frankly more realistic about this whole thing. So keep an eye out for updates on my NaNoWriMo journey, and maybe even some pebbles of wisdom gleaned from my everyday life.
Also, I’m sure Carly will at some point rant about her own NaNoWriMo thoughts on her blog, but even if she doesn’t, check out her marvelous writing.