J.K. Riki

NaNoWriMo Approaches

October is quickly drawing to a close, and that means National Novel Writing Month is just around the corner! (Find out more here.) I had intended to try Planning rather than Pantsing this year, but here we are a week away and I haven’t planned a thing.

I suppose that’s not entirely true, as I have decided on a general concept based on a short story I wrote a while back. So that’s already far more planning than I had last year!

Whether you’re a writer or not, or planning to join in NaNoWriMo or skip it, this is another opportunity to begin a project that you’ve always wanted to accomplish. From past NaNo experiences I can tell you with certainty that there is no “right time” for such things. November is never free and clear to write a novel. Ever. There are always other aspects of life “in the way.” But these bits of life are not actually in the way at all. They are what make up the way. They are part of the experience that add to what makes you you. Embrace them, but don’t think for a moment that they will one day vanish and leave you with the perfect opportunity to start something you dream of starting.

The planets never align. Things never really slow down. The right time is now, in spite of the craziness of life.

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