Well, it’s the 3rd day of October and I’m still not too hyped about writing these blog posts. However, I’m making myself commit to the challenge since I need more content on the blog and more importantly I need to get myself back in wanting to write and share on this blog since that’s why I decided to start it in the beginning.
Today’s thoughts are on writing in general. Mostly the type of writing I rarely do anymore and the upcoming National Novel Writing Month aka NaNoWriMo. I’ve done this for several years starting with a friend who happened to find the book about NaNo while we where visiting the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina.
I’ve always loved storytelling. And I went to college with the dream of being a journalist. As my career path has twisted and turned, I still find writing as an important piece of my life. So come November, I will be excited and filled with the need to complete a 50,000 word “novel” by month’s end. The last few years I’ve started then either life or work or writers block got in the way of reaching my goal. Who knows if that will happen again.
Over the years I have chosen to write fiction, although, my interest is more for non-fiction. But I love mysteries, suspense, and thrillers so that’s what I’ve done in the past. I’ve also started historical romance and some supernatural. This year I wanted to try something different.
When thinking of things to write for NaNo 2013, I considered doing some sort of personal essay. No, not because my life is wonderful or because I’m narcissistic. I think, maybe, I have a story others may identify with or at least want to know about. I’ve struggled my whole adult life to find someone to love and I’d like to share that with others who may be feeling alone, out of place, or even that there’s something wrong with them. I know I have and continue to feel that way. I don’t find many books or websites about this. Mostly some sap-happy quotes or other platitudes about how that special person is “out there.” Kinda like a romance version of the X-files. So, for the moment, that’s what I plan to do. If for nothing else than to may make myself feel somewhat better and discover something in the writing process.