Even though I sometimes hang out and feel sorry for myself, I won’t quit.
My muse will return.
I know she will.
Trying to force her to perform on demand is like asking a painter to deliver a masterpiece every time. The daily word count for NaNo is that forced performance and we all know how that’s been going.
Don’t get me wrong. I love the practice of NaNo. I’ve written three novels that way, but there is something to be said about timing and for me, it’s not the time for a novel.
Right now I’m feeling that November 2022 is half empty, but when I actually start to think about it, it’s truly full.
I’m so blessed in being able to do what I want to do (which believe it or not is writing… lol) that I sometimes forget just how fortunate I really am.
I’m not stopping NaNo, but I am going to shift –again.
I need to get stuff out of my head. I need my twisted writer brain to loosen up and let things go.
Through the summer, my focus was on the Wine Country Writers’ Festival. This was our first live literary festival after covid and a lot was riding on it. It took a lot of organizing and time.
In those months I got a new literary agent who truly believes in me. My book is being read by some big-time publishers, so it’s not like I haven’t been working too, but tbh my writer brain got twisted a bit too tight and needed a break. Now I find that I’ve seriously missed the connections with all my readers.
I want to get back to that on a daily basis through my blogs. It’s been weeks and weeks since I regularly blogged and months since I’ve done a Newsletter. I’d forgotten just how much of an outlet the blogs are for me as they represent me as part of my writing community.
So, lucky you. My NaNo is now going NaBlo 🤣
I’ve traveled a lot in the last few months, had the WCWFest, and now seek a semblance of sharing and normalcy.
Like, I didn’t even get to show you all the stuff I did in New York City–or the people/authors I met. And I just got back from Las Vegas… and last week I went to the grocery store! Omg!! Have you seen the price of lettuce.
Happy Tuesday. I think I’ve figured out this November thing. Phew.
(words for today if you’re still counting 436
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