…but I’m taking on a challenge that may possibly cause me to lose my mind. Or perhaps the mere fact that I’m taking on this challenge indicates that I’ve already lost my mind.
Either way, my sanity is questionable.
This month, I’m writing a novel, well a memoir, really. (I’m still trying to get over just how pretentious that sounds. By definition, it is merely “a historical account or biography written from personal knowledge.”)
I can’t think of a worse time to tackle something like this. Matthew turns one (!) mid-month and then there’s Thanksgiving to celebrate and Christmas to prepare for, but November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), so I’m setting aside all common sense and I’m just going to go for it. And if you know me, you know that I’m not a risk taker. At all.
That’s 1,667 words a day.
And for a quick frame of reference, my blog posts typically range between 700-900 words.
I’m still committed to in these small moments and this space will remain my first priority, as far as my writing goes, anyway.
But, I’m clearly going to need to shake things up a little bit.
Once a week, I’m planning to republish a post from my archives. I’ve gone back through and chosen some of my favorite posts. If you haven’t been with me from the beginning, I hope that you enjoy my choices and learn something about what I’m trying to do here. If you have been here since the early days, I hope that you’ll enjoy the trip down memory lane. (I just love you all.)
I may also occasionally post bits of my book (my book!).
I hope that you’ll all hang in there with me.
Thank you all in advance! So very much!