It's the Second Day of the Writing Month

After writing an impassioned post about the grand alegría of National Novel Writing Month, I write today my announcement that I'm not doing it this year.

That's not entirely true.  I am participating in a month of writing, I'm just not doing the fifty-thousand-word-novel challenge.  After throwing my heart and soul into it for the past two years, I'm going to try something different.

My goal is to write something every day this month.  Something more voluntary than a school essay; something less fleeting than a caption on an Instagram post(not that those can't be beautiful.  You've heard me rave about TumblinBumblinCrumblinCookie in pretty much every single post for a while now).  There's a notebook nestled in my nightstand, another one tucked inside my backpack, and while I'm thinking about it, maybe I'll go throw one in my dance bag.

Handfuls of words pop into my head throughout the day.  They arrange themselves into soldier's lines, or angry mobs, or shapes and are all very beautiful in my mind, but I can't write them down now, not now, because the teacher is lecturing and it's important, I can't miss it.  The words evade me like trying to catch wind in my fingers.

My goal for NaNoWriMo 2017 is to hold those words down.  I'm going to write every day.  I don't care how much homework I have.  I'm going to write every day.  This is my writing for today.  I'm going to write every day.  Journal, poetry, wake up a character.  I will continue the story that I started in the summer- I will cultivate it, nourish it, until it becomes substance worth reading.  I'm going to write every day.  This is my mission statement.

The fabulous emma(lie) grondue is participating in NaNoWriMo2017 in a similar way.  She posted a really intriguing short story the other day.  I urge you to go be intrigued.

Write, my friends!  I will be posting often this month, I imagine, so check in and keep an eye on @theblerghblog as well.  Most importantly, keep writing.  It's worth it.

Wishing you all the best in 2017 National Novel Writing Month,

Heather Motro

1 comment:

  1. excited as always for your future posts! And thanks for the shoutout <3


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