NaNoWriMo – A Rambling Post

This is not going to make much sense.  It’s a stream of consciousness!!!!!

So I decided to do NaNoWriMo again this July ….. Camp NaNo to be exact.  I’m not sure what made me think I would be able to keep up but something in me is convinced that it’s just a matter of really wanting something badly enough.  So here I am.  Five days in and I’m not sure I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing.

I have decided that I want to write a political thriller.  Why not?  There’s so much going on in the world that can provide me with ideas.  Yet, when I look for ideas they seem so mundane that I’m not sure they would make a good book.  But I go forth……I have a main character (I’m not sure I like his last name) and I have a love interest – there’s always a love interest right?  I even have an ex and a villain, a location and I think a motive.  At least what sounds like a good motive for now.

The weather has been nice here where I live so I’v been spending some time outside in front of my computer and since I’m working from home I really have no excuse to not write after I’m done with my work day, right???? Yeah, well I set out to start other challenges this month also and those seem to be conflicting with my writing.  Yet, my brain is still telling me that I can do it all.

I’ve set up my Camp Nano and I’ve decided not to give myself too much stress.  I’ve set at a very low number of words.  Something I know I can reach and I have started…. yesterday I forgot to update it but it’s ok.  I only wrote 200 words.

Because I couldn’t come up with a good way to tell the story I’ve also decided that I want to challenge myself to follow the “Save The Cat Writes a Novel” beats and read the book while I write my book.  So that’s going to make things a lot slower for me.

Here we go.  It’s Sunday, July 5th and I’m determined to make things work for me.  It’s a new day.  I can do this and I will do this.

To all of you who are going to be taking part in the new July Camp NaNoWriMo, GOOD LUCK and I hope you achieve your goals.  To those of you who are considering entering or considering writing something…. Go for it.  Take the plunge.  Don’t be afraid of failure because failure can be a great teacher.  Standing on the sidelines will only make you feel like you’re standing on the sidelines.  Time goes by so fast that when you notice how much time has gone by you realize that you could have already written or done the thing that you’ve been thinking about.  It’s never too late to be or do what you want to do.  Even if at the end of the thing you realize it was not for you and it wasn’t as fun as you thought it was going to be.

See you all as soon as I can


Author: Ana

I live in Camelot. I didn't do it on purpose but .... here I am. This is the story of another 50+ year old woman who just realized that the life she worked so hard to build is no longer what she wants..... why am I speaking about myself in the third person? Odd!!! Come join me as I try to figure out my next move. Ana

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