For the second year, I will be participating in NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month.
Last year, I only got 10,000 words down, which seemed like a huge failure. Obviously, I had a lot going on – we were gearing up to move mom over here – but since then I’ve felt like I had unfinished business. I told almost no one that I was writing, because I didn’t feel like I could complete the challenge.
This year, I’m going to finish. And I’m telling all of you, to hold myself accountable.
I’m writing the story of me and my mom over the last year, partly because that’s a familiar subject matter, and partly because writing it out is cathartic for me.
I’ve never written anything this long – my training and strength lies in short-form work. But this has already been a year of intense challenges, so why not try one more?
Here goes nothing.