It's time. The rails have been laid. The destination has been chosen. The determination has been found. National Novel Writing Month is here once more. And I'm writing once more.
Ever since I finished NaNoWriMo last year with 50,000 words of my epic fantasy novel, To Look Skyward, in my pocket, I have failed as a writer. I have not been diligent. I have not been focused. I told myself hundreds of times that I would start writing again...and each time I failed. No more. I am both ashamed and thrilled to say that in the last two days, I have added more words to my novel than I have in the last eleven months before them. This book will be finished...NaNo 2015 will be won...and I will be there at the end of it, ready to power through and finish this novel once and for all.
My problem last year, unfortunately, was that I made the mistake of not writing the day after NaNoWriMo. And the day after that. And the day after that. And suddenly the habit that I had formed during the month of November was broken and all was for naught. I took the idea of a break after working so hard way too seriously and ruined my momentum. But this year it will be different. Because I'm not focused on anything but regaining that habit. Every day, I will write. Even if I lose sleep. Even if I lose time with my friends.
If I want to be a writer, if I want to make a career out of this, I have to take it seriously. And that means sacrificing. It's time. Time to write. Time to get my momentum back and start seeing this novel shaped before my eyes.
It's time to tell this story. Let's do this.
Everyone else out there who doesn't think they can write 50,000 words in a month? You're more creative, more diligent, and more artistic than you think. Get focused and make your art. If you have an idea for a novel that you've been wanting to write for forever...see it created. And if you have no idea what I'm talking about, check out this website. Maybe it will explain some things about my impassioned rant about writing.
I'll be giving updates on my progress every Sunday as I go along, but don't expect to spend too much time writing them out. After all, the novel is what is most important this month. Just a quick update, most likely.
Anyway, have a great week, everyone, and thanks for reading!