NaNoWriMo is less than a week away...is anyone else starting to freak out? Because I am. I've been spending every spare minute prepping to start writing on the first of November. 1,667 words a day. That's not so many words, when you think about it, right?
The problem is, I'm already feeling the crunch of a deadline, what with work, editing, life in general, and Inktober (why did Inktober and NaNoWriMo have to be back to back anyway?) So next month is even going to get busier. But the hard part isn't the writing. The hard part is making the time to write and staying focused and motivated and excited about your project.
So this blog post will be about finding that inspiration. Gathering dreams and ideas and magic and characters and using that to fuel your drive to do this crazy month-long challenge.
I am a writer. I love stories. And characters. And bringing worlds to life with my words.Magic and fantasy and characters with starlight in their veins and voices in their heads and dreams of escape and freedom.
But writing stories takes time.
I’ve spent the last nine months working on a novel, and I only have the first six chapters done. It could easily take years to have a completed draft. And even when I have a finished product, it isn’t likely to make much money, if any.