No, it’s not national.
No, we’re not writing a whole novel.
We are writing every day.
For the month of November.
My writing friend and I choose this month to get back into the daily habit of writing. Each of us prepared in October and checked in daily with each other to talk about how our commitment was going. Some things I learned:
- writing every day conflicts with exercising before work, using my lunch break to work on family matters, or going to bed on time. each day is a choice of which of those to sacrifice
- writing without a word goal makes me hesitate to write as much, and do too much editing as I am writing. this is benefit of NaNoWriMo where the goal is quantity over quality
- writing is difficult and requires continual improvement. it doesn’t happen by accident
- writing is the thing that makes me feel like my life is complete and I’m doing something for me
I now have 15000 words for book one of my series. Who knows what December could bring.