With the start of November Fall is really finally here.
Its getting and harder and harder for me to get away with wearing flip flops.
Boot season has begun.
But I digress.
Today is November first, which means that last year on this date I was madly writing my 1200 words a day so as to not fall behind in NaNoWriMo (the general idea of this crazy month is that you write 50,000 words of a novel in 1 month).
Last year I decided to participate in part just to prove that I could. And at the time that was a good reason for me to do it. And I finished it. It was super rewarding because 1. I had never written that many words of one story before, and 2. because its always pretty fantastic to have a goal that is important to you and then to accomplish it.
But this year I decided not to participate, at least not in the traditional way. I am in a very different place then I was then (sometimes on any given day I will go back to an old journal and read what I wrote on that day one year ago, or 5 years ago, just to see where I was then and how I have changed) (thank goodness for people's ability to change!) and what I realized was that what I need now is quality over quantity. So I am going to create my own writing goals for this month.
Writing is my first love, creatively speaking.
But I have been ignoring her of late.
That is something I need to rectify.
I am still working on the details of this self imposed writing challenge, but I should have them ready to share in the next couple days.
In the meantime
have a fabulous Monday
and don't forget
to look at the
colors of the leaves. :)