NaNoWriMo….WTF? What have I decided to do? Why did I put this on my plate for the month of November leading into the holiday season. Did I think I’d have nothing better to do than sit around and write an NOVEL (approximate 50,000 words or almost 1,700 words a day) in the course of the month. Because I’ve been so good about doing my creative pursuits that I thought it would be a brilliant idea to add another one….this all makes complete sense. If I could just do the biggest facepalm right now I would. Why on earth have I done something like this to myself? Why am I taking this on?
I used to write a lot when I was a kid back when I had more time. I used to write poetry, short stories, journals…etc. You name it I would write but as time has gone on my writing has tapered off. Hence one of the reasons I started this blog. I loved to write as a kid but as an adult I never really found the time. As an adult there always seems to be more “worthy” or more “productive” and “responsible” pursuits that take away from the things we really enjoyed as children but almost any life coach would tell you to think of what brought you joy as a kid and that’s what you should incorporate into your adult life. So here is mine….