Hi guys, how are you? It’s been some hectic weeks with all of my travelling, but today I definitely want to talk about something. Because hm, look at the date…it’s almost APRIL. And this month for us writers, means that NaNoWriMo is coming back in its short, softest and less stressing version, where we can all huddle in cabins and motivate each other to write. And guys, I have news. It’s been a few weeks that I can feel it again. It’s coming back. The writing monster is tickling my fingers, and I don’t know what to do.
I haven’t been one of those people writing for my whole life. Well, kind of. When I was little, I used to write short stories and stuff. I wrote on a regular basis, and then, a few years ago, I just stopped, because I had not enough time. I did NaNoWriMo, I failed, and it made me mad. And then, I did it again, and I freaking made it, and I didn’t stop. I wrote a whole messed-up draft in a month –and a few days, and I’m so happy for it. Then what. THEN GUESS WHAT? My story is sleeping, with all of its plot holes and flaws, it is sleeping soundlessly on my computer since December 5th, 2015. WHY so cruel, you ask me? Because writing 1,5K a day is EXHAUSTING, and I literally had no brains left afterwards. Because I heard it’s GOOD to let it settle a bit, forget it, and get back to it with a fresh mind. IS THIS WHAT I AM GOING TO DO? I don’t know, friends, I don’t know. Lately, I’ve been thinking about my WIP, and how I enjoyed the story, and how I wanted to make it MORE. More raw emotions where I’m looking for them, more action where I want it to be, more three-dimensional characters. A bit more of everything, really, to make it a good story, and maybe someday, a great book. I know, I’m dreaming, but honestly, I had so much fun and I feel like it’s time to get back to this story I loved, now.
BUT. Yes, there’s a BUT, the cruel three-letters word that screws up with your mind, its right here. If you’re a huge reader and a bit of a writer, you must, like me, have tons of stories in your mind, ideas, characters, or just feelings, themes you want to write about. I know I do. I definitely love travelling, and have so many places in mind to talk about, and I think they would make great settings for books. I love mystery, too, so, definitely something like that. I love coming of age, I love road-trips, I just feel like writing something in an Amy&Roger’s Epic Detour vibe. Obviously it will be very different, but there are so many things you can learn about yourself while travelling. And I love that. And I have so many ideas and everything is just going ALL OVER THE PLACE, to the point where I want to scream LET ME WRITE ALL OF THE THINGS.
With Camp NaNoWriMo, there’s no rules. NaNoWriMo is all about the huge 50K, but here, you can settle on your own goal, which is much less, LESS stressing. You can take that time to write a new story, or to revise something, too. So, what am I gonna do, you ask? For now, I have decided I will edit my WIP. If you feel like reading the beginning of it, feel free to, it’s right here! But well, ask me again in three days. Maybe I still have time to change my mind…or not.