NaNoWriMo—National Novel Writing Month—starts in just a few weeks. During the month of November, novelists attempt to write 50,000 words in thirty days. It’s a marathon-style event that encourages people to write. I haven’t done it in years.
Usually, I’m already waist-deep in another writing project. This year, though, things are very different.
Depression got the best of me. I haven’t written anything in weeks. It’s a bitter cycle, because not writing makes me more depressed.
So I think it’s time to rectify this.
I’ve tried everything else. When I face the blank page, I still feel unmotivated and overwhelmed.
So a friend and I made a pact. We decided to participate in NaNoWriMo to get ourselves back on track.
Starting November 1st, I’m going to write every day—even if I only manage to lay down a couple of sentences.
Are you doing NaNoWriMo? Add me as a buddy!