Hello all! I hope everyone’s well and happy and as lovely as ever!
This is just to say that against my better judgement, I’ve signed up for NaNoWriMo, after years of yearning for free time in November (which I fondly refer to as the Hell Month whilst I’m a full-time student).
I’m part-time in school right now for health reasons, and while that means I probably shouldn’t be taking on additional sources of potential stress, let me tell you: I’m bored as hell. This blog is one outlet, my writing is another. And I write regardless of whether I actually have the time, so I might as well try to be a bit more disciplined about it (I even made a little overly-pretentious cover, lol).
The book I’ll be working on is one I’ve been writing for the last six years. Yes, yes, I know, how have I not finished it already?! Interestingly enough, I’ve found that as I’ve grown (particularly over the last three years), it’s grown with me. And now, it’s something that’s so a part of me, I’ll never release it into the world until I’m sure it’s the best it can be. The plot’s changed more times than I can count, characters have been added and cut, and I’m always working on the world-building. My writing is always improving, and I take comfort in that.
Thing is, I have no idea how NaNoWriMo works, and even though I’ve read all the things there is to read, I’d love to hear any advice anyone who’s reading this might have! If you’d like to be my writing buddy (and stumble through November with me, lol), my profile is here!
In other news, I’ve got two more books to add to my Fall Bookish Bingo card!
The Universe of Us covered the ‘Fall Release’ square, and I decided that An Ember in the Ashes could have been either the ‘Killers’ or ‘Retelling’ square (because it’s inspired by Ancient Rome) but I settled for ‘Killers’. Anyway. I almost have a Bingo!
Are you participating in NaNoWriMo? Have any advice? How’s your Fall Bookish Bingo going? Let me know! And happy Thursday to everyone!