There is a lot going on in my life at the moment. I neglect my blog quite frequently, and I do so without guilt or pangs of self-loathing. My blog is for ME. Many bloggers feel that if they aren’t blogging, they are letting someone down. Please. No one is sitting around waiting for a new blog post from me.
An old friend asked me last week how my writing is going since I quit working. I was so embarrassed. I admitted I haven’t worked on the novel in months. Its not that I don’t have time – I have practically 24 hours a day at my disposal to do as I wish. I love to write. I could pen short stories and poems all day long. A novel? It ended up being a lot more than I could handle…a book is a different machine than a poem. A poem, even a long one, is usually only a page-long for me. I write a lot of free verse and prose. I am not into structure. So, obviously, writing an entire book – with a beginning, middle and end – is a bit much.
My lovely friend over at Write Spell participates in NanoWrimo each year (she is also an aspiring novelist). After seeing her blog post this morning about her sign up and such, I decided this might actually be the push I need to hold myself accountable to really write this story. I signed up as well.
My user name is rebelchick (duh), so if you are joining the program, buddy me! Shit, I need all the motivation I can get!