Happy Monday everyone! I can’t believe that I am just barely getting around to creating this post but life these past few weeks has been crazy and is just about to get even crazier! I should have anticipated that but just like every other year, I start off a little more optimistic than probably I should.
I wanted to take a little bit of time and share that I’m participating in NaNoWriMo 2015! This is actually my first time participating! I recently heard of NaNoWriMo while I was watching BookTube because yes, I am shamelessly addicted to BookTube. When I saw that it was happening this November, I thought Why Not! If you are not familiar with NaNoWriMo, it stands for National Novel Writing Month where tons of authors and aspiring authors come together as a community and commit to writing fifty thousand words in the month of November.
For someone like me, this is a blessing. I have always had a million ideas floating around in my head for books that I wanted to write, stories that I ached to tell. Over the years I have written random scenes down so I have notebooks and folders of seemingly random thoughts and characters all over my office. Recently, though, a story popped into my head and has been gnawing at me. So I decided to go ahead and write it during this NaNoWriMo! This is huge for me because it’s giving me the commitment and the incentive to finish. I think I am my own worst enemy when it comes to writing something of my own. I think I discourage myself easily but keeping myself accountable during NaNo has definitely helped. I love keeping a writing date with myself every single day to get to know my characters and tell their stories. I must admit that so far, I have had a blast. I am just now getting ready to sit down and start my writing for today and I hope to get about 1700 to 2000 words written today. Not including the words I will write today, my current NaNoWriMo word count after 8 days of writing is 14,240. I am beyond excited because that is far more than I have ever had in the past on one story. I celebrated 13k on Sunday with a Vegan Cupcake!
Anyway, hopefully soon I will post an update on my progress and share more about the story I am working on but it is a Contemporary Romance. I have fallen completely in love with it. I just want it to be beautiful and romantic. It is definitely steamy but more than anything, I just want it to be beautiful. We will see! If you are participating in NaNo, good luck!!! If you aren’t and want to write but always defeat yourself like I used to, please consider doing NaNo next year! It has really done me so much good by way of inspiration and encouragement. I am so happy so far! I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your week! I will be posting a few book reviews this week and I actually have a ton of book reviews coming up on this blog in the next few months as 2015 comes to a close!
Happy reading everyone!