NaNoWrimo Update #1: Well, That Didn’t Take Long…

Guys…I miss you!

Okay, it’s not like you guys ever talk back to me on my blog or anything, so how could I miss you? It hasn’t even been a full week of writing for NaNoWriMo, and I just miss writing to you. I miss the familiarity of updating my blog every day; it’s become such a habit for me since I’ve been doing it for so long.

I know that being away from To the Brim is good for me though; I’ve needed a break from the day-to-day blogging gig just to put my mind in a different creative space. But writing my novel has just made me more excited to write to you guys again, and to really get #JustStartWriting up and running for next year.

And it makes me think…with me trying to build #JSW into something bigger than just something that I do on my personal blog…where does that leave To the Brim?

This blog has definitely shown a process – my thoughts, feelings, and sometimes events in my life have all been documented here. Of course, not everything, but I’ve placed some pretty deep parts of me here. What do I do? Do I continue to write in such a way, or do I just drop it because I’ll want to focus more on #JustStartWriting? Oh, the questions I must face as I try to move forward.

So, About NaNoWriMo:

It has been extremely difficult for me to settle down on one novel. I have so many options, most of them non-fiction. I haven’t tried to write a fiction piece in years, and it’s bugging me that I just feel like I can’t do it anymore. “Bugging me” meaning, I want to do it because I know it’s going to be a challenge. The world is filled with so many words, stories, scenarios – it’s hard to focus on just one sometimes!

Anyways, these are the thoughts I’ve got swimming in my head on this Friday night. I head to Texas in one day, and my room is a WRECK (as usual), and will probably continue to be a wreck until maybe after my internship is over? Who knows. Either way, maybe the messiness of my room is clouding my though process. Looks like I have a lot to take care of tomorrow before I go out of town.

Are you currently working on something creative? How is that process going? When you feel a little overwhelmed with questions, thoughts, or other things, what do you do to push past it?

Really miss you guys. I miss this. Who knows, I may post another update soon / pick back up on the #TruthPrevails series, because shoot, I miss it, and I really wanted to write more on that before I started NaNoWriMo. Or maybe I’ll just save it for when I re-launch #JustStartWriting? Agh. So many options. We shall see.




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