Drinking: Rooibus Peach Bloom, Teavana
That’s right, friends, I’m competing in National Novel Writing Month this year! Not to worry, your regularly scheduled book reviews will continue – I suspect they will provide excellent procrastination material throughout the month.
Why am I writing a novel? Well, as a child, I wanted to be a writer. However, I never really developed the discipline of writing every day, despite my discipline in sports and school. My dream mutated and changed until I was writing term papers and theses instead of short stories, poems and novels. I am not unhappy with these choices – I am pursuing a fulfilling career. But inside there is still a little girl who wants to be a writer.
Why am I doing NaNo this year? I briefly attempted to participate two years ago, in the midst of researching and writing my Master’s thesis. Obviously, that did not go well – I think I wrote only about 500 words. This year I have the time, energy, and support to write as much as possible. I have a full time job with predictable hours. I realize these things are not prerequisites to writing or participating, but having a measure of comfort will make it that much easier for me (or so I hope!)