The Quiet Before the Hopeful Storm
The video above doesn't tell me anything I don't already know; heck, I tell my students this all the time.
As we gear up for Nanowrimo, I have started thinking I won't do it. I know that part of this laziness is because we're coming off a month of nights and the idea of tackling 50K words in November has part of me in "I'm resting before the 30 day sprint."
Last year's Nanowrimo was really good for me. I established a good writing practice that started every morning. I wouldn't even log on to email or Facebook first. But, then the holiday travel happened and then New Year's (where I never make resolutions but do start a lot of new projects) then it was Summer and Renee and I headed to Ireland.
Night shift months for Dr. D disrupt my schedule too. I didn't realize that fully until earlier this week when I was going to write in the morning and decided to do email and other finite tasks first because I had no idea when she would get home and I would need to stop what I was doing to squeeze in five minutes of interaction.
Thankfully, this week has been full of good resources like the new Podcast for The Story Grid and this excerpt from Susan Reynold's new book Fire Up Your Writing Brain. I know that I have an "inciting incident" lurking in the back of my brain, and I also realize that #4 and #5 from Reynolds are really the core issues for me right now.
Here's hoping that everyone else is ramping up for Nanowrimo--whether you're a "Pantser" or a "Plotter" I think the experience is pretty grand. I recently heard that Joanna Penn only got 20K words down in her first Nano--and look at her now!
Anyone who wants to be my writing buddy, I'm under AngelicR. Look me up (or email me and I'll buddy request you).
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