As I write this, it’s the morning of November 1st, which means it’s time to write a book!
To give you a quick overview: National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30.
Now why would I do this to myself? Because it’s fun, stressful in all the best ways, entirely beneficial, and the rewards are far greater than the struggles.
This will be my second time doing NaNo (my first was in 2014), and while I’m not as nervous (I’ve been through the process before), I have higher expectations for my novel this year.
What is my story about? It’s a murder mystery set in Oxford, England. This is a bit out of my comfort zone, but I couldn’t be more excited. In fact this is the most I’ve felt like *myself* in a long time – with all the moving we’ve done and jobs I’ve taken just for the paycheck, it’s a wonderful feeling knowing that I am doing this for ME. These past few weeks I’ve poured over maps of Oxford, written outlines, debated over character traits/actions, laughed/cried over this process, and mentally prepared myself for the writing marathon that’s about to happen.
Wish me luck!
Kisses & Kimchi,