NaNoWriMo: Week One

It’s been a little over two years since I started this blog and, unfortunately, I haven’t contributed much to it since my first post. Today, though, that will change. I’m doing NaNoWriMo this year, and will be posting here in an effort to hold myself accountable.

I’m already anticipating that, since I work full time, finishing my current work in progress will take around sixty days as opposed to thirty, but that isn’t really the point. The reason I’m participating in NaNoWriMo is to commit to writing consistently for a certain amount of time, in hopes that my November writing schedule will ultimately become a long term habit. And so, I’m viewing this month as a way of creating a new habit, and to make a commitment to myself and my goals.

This is also a way for me to chronicle the process and progress of writing this particular novel. I’m putting my Contemporary/ Realistic Fiction work in progress on hold and focusing on a Dystopian/ Fantasy story instead. I’ve been ruminating about it since I graduated from my MFA program a few years ago. I’ve finally developed a plot for it, and this seems like the best time to get it down on paper.

So please, wish me luck!

For anyone else who may be doing NaNoWriMo, I wish you the best of luck as well.

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