Beginning my NaNoWriMo journey. This is the first time I have participated in NaNoWriMo, I have tried before but only got 2 poems in before “moving on” (aka, quitting). I am not sure how good of a novelist I am, but I hope to either turn this adventure into a novel or a series of delicious poems. So, the goals are to get to 50,000 words by the end of the month. Seems easy enough if I pump out at least 1650 ish words a day, give or take.
I have the movie Magic playing in the background, I have always been someone who liked horror and suspense. I listen as I type, I hear the suspense being built. It is more of an eye opener than watching and listening. It’s an experience I encourage everyone to experience at least once, even better with a film you havent seen yet.
Anyhow, back to NaNoWriMo! Which stands for National Novel Writing Month, but of course it has been amended to not only be restrictive to a novel. People write blog posts, poetry, anything really. The 50k word goal can also be amended. The true purpose of NaNoWriMo is to form a habit (one I don’t quite have yet if you haven’t noticed with my particular blog).
It’s hard to make a habit of writing, especially when you have a full time job and an addiction to video games. I want to spend my time on Overwatch. As soon as I get home from work, I put my headphones on and turn on the computer. Lately video games has been my escape, it’s replaced books and writing. Subscribing to PressedPoet has changed that for me as of late though. I got the most adorable fountain pen, and now I just want to write all the time! Even if it’s just my name on repeat, as silly as that may sound.
Took a glance down and saw I barely broke 320 words on this particular post.
Maybe that is a misconception that people feel as well, the total for the day doesnt have to be done in the same post, or the same topic even.
I have also felt a stronger pull with poetry, so writing extensively on a sole topic or theme has never been my strength. It’s a big reason why I wasn’t very successful with my research papers in college.
The first steps I plan on taking this month is to edit some poetry I wrote when I was young and have it scheduled to post. It will be a bit of a challenge, I feel deciphering the teenage mind and process of emotions isnt as easy as when it was actually being felt.
Everyday is a new day, and I will have a chance to reach the quota. One way or another.