I’ve spent almost 3 years streaming on Twitch, trying to build a brand and creating a thriving community. I started streaming when I lost focus with my writing and lost confidence in my abilities. But after 3 very long years where writing has largely escaped me, I am working my way back to my main purpose: To write, and to get published. There is a lot of fear to overcome. And guilt. But I am confident I can do this.
I will still be streaming. But expect a schedule shift so that I can begin to accommodate writing, as well as instruction, into my routine as I get back into the groove.
It’s getting close to that time of year… No, not the holidays! National Novel Writing Month!
I’ve done no prep, I’ve barely managed to check in with my home region on the NaNoWriMo boards, but I guess I’m pushing forward. I’ve hesitated signing up for 2017. Between the broadcasting, and the business stuff, and the house duties — plus working around my husband who has also begun working from home full time; there’s not a ton of time to slot writing 50K words into the mix. But I really don’t want to end the streak: I’ve participated in NaNoWriMo since 2004 – 12 of those years I successfully crossed the 50K line. Taking a year off from it feels wrong, even if I have been saying for most of the year that I’m not sure I can handle the challenge this year.
I guess we’ll find out. 😉
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