Sunday, November 2, 2014

Dusting off those cobwebs

It has been a long time since I've been on here. Grad school really has a knack for taking over your life. Anyway, excuses aside, I figured it was time to try and start blogging again with the few hours of freedom I've found myself with. Well, blogging and writing. And what better time to start writing again, seeing as it's November! You know what that means? NaNoWriMo! Got that right, National Novel Writing Month. I've always wanted to take part in it but never got around to it. And seeing as I've been living under a rock trying to finish my thesis, I thought it'd be the perfect way to jump start my writing again. So over the next 30 days I, like so many others, will attempt to write 50,000 words or more.

It's been a blast so far. Probably because I'm only one day in. But, hey, I'm an optimist. What I like about this challenge is that it's teaching me to turn my inner critic off. I have the nasty habit of trying to make my first draft perfect. This usually leads to taking a little bit longer to get a decent word count in. However, NaNoWriMo is all about the word count and it doesn't matter if the words are perfect, it's all about getting them down on paper...or in this case on the computer screen.

I'm thrilled to be writing again and can't wait to see what the end of the month will bring me. Happy writing everyone!