NaNoWriMo 2015

It’s National Novel Writing Month this November and I’ve decided to finally take part…

If you weren’t aware, I’ve been plotting a novel on and off for about a year now.

It’s my life goal to write a book.

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But, somewhere along the line, I got stuck in a planning rut because I became obsessed with researching ideas. I’ve a shelf full of notebooks, a ‘free printables’ addiction and 30 internet tabs open perpetually. So this November, I’m having an intervention following NaNoWriMo and focusing on writing a draft of my book.

No more saying “I’m not ready yet!”

Thankfully, I’ve a general idea about where I want my story to go. It’s not a full plot by any means: I’ve a beginning, a very vague middle and hundreds of ideas for an end. I hope that by directing all my creative energy towards this, I can get something written down. Even if that something is awful, it’s still something. Just remember:

“The first draft of anything is shit.” -Ernest Hemingway.

For me, writing is a distraction from my daily life. I can create a different world and lose myself in it; It’s an escape. And it’s also a platform where I can be heard.

I have strong ideas and passionate opinions that I want to incorporate into my book, it’s the easiest way for me to communicate. I want to make people question themselves because a good book makes you do that, it challenges the reader. I think it’s important for writers to share their own views and ideas, no matter how radical.

Wish me luck!

Thanks for reading. If you’re taking part in NaNoWriMo, Good Luck!

Kathryn

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