It’s Starting To Smell A Lot Like… Writing

It’s getting close to that time of year… No, not the holidays! National Novel Writing Month!

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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. 😉

2016 – Jan 1

It’s January 1st. Minecraft is now an after-hours activity. Chores, gaming, exercising all take place after writing. The goal for 2016 is a story – something (anything…) to be sold and published.

I love gaming. I love lots of things. But I love writing, and I really, really, really, really don’t want to go back into the corporate world. So, I have to sell a story. Preferably lots of them, but I’ll take one sale at this point. So gaming, knitting, and all the other “ings” — you are now in evening hobby status. The work day is for writing.

And… go!