Friday, November 5, 2021

Nap Times Are For Writing


Not always, but sometimes. Usually two or three days a week I can fit in some kind of writing during rest times. It's therapeutic. I'm catching up on my 'writing a day' from vacation. Plenty of post ideas, just short on time. That's pretty much the story of my life though. I decided on Monday November 1 to participate in NaNoWriMo. It began that day. I gave myself one hour to come up with an idea. I'm now 25,000 words in and I'm addicted. Most days when I sit down to write I have no idea what's going to come out. Then I go back and reread what I wrote. Sometimes it's genius. Other times it makes zero sense and has zero direction. I have to decide whether to erase it all come up with a way to make it comprehensible.

At a writing coach's suggestion, I had to try my hand at fanfiction. I couldn't do it. It totally ruined a show for me. So fanfiction is not for me. I'm sticking to what I know for this round. If it goes well I'll branch out. 

Every afternoon I have a cup of tea or another cup of coffee. I know, bad habits. I switched to herbal teas this week to avoid extra caffeine. I made it four days and today I chose a Starbucks holiday drink. I figured I'd better get one in while supplies last. I can definitely say the sugar cookie latte is amazing. I'll probably need to get it again soon. Likely on an afternoon I spend writing or on a night I stay up too late trying to get all of these thoughts on pages.