The last time I blogged was October 16th.
I keep meaning to but then my mind gets caught in all this overthinking with thoughts that range from “No one cares that you’re writing a novel in a month” and “blogging is selfish and you should just delete yours.” This is the first time I’ve ever gotten such thoughts and they’re a bit…overwhelming, to say the least. However, it’s almost midnight and I can’t sleep and I already reached my word count for the day so I supposed I should give some sort of update or whatever.
Well, let’s see; I’ve had a lot on my plate since I last blogged. I’ve had a lot of questions and inspiration and realizations that I will save for a later time. For now, just know that I’ve had a lot swirling around in my little head.
But the biggest thing has been NaNoWriMo! I had been super stoked for months before November and I think I started prepping in September, unlike last year where two weeks before the first of November I decided to do it. I’ve had this little plot bunny bugging me for months. I think it started at the end of summer. I have never felt this way about a story before and I want to talk a bit about that and share things involving this aspect of my life.
See, I had almost forgotten how much I love writing and how much writing means to me. I love telling stories, and I almost forgot how. This was proven when I started writing this years novel and it was just total crap. I literally had forgotten how to write due to lack of consistency. The last time I wrote a story was in July, I think. Really, that’s just sad. But being back at it again feels wonderful!
I’m going to try not to give away anything and leave room for personal interpretation, since its always a temptation of mine to fully explain myself, as you must know, but I do want to say that this years novel is one that is very dear to me. As I’m 11 days into NaNo I realized that I’ve never been so vulnerable in my writing before. I have never felt like I had a real story to tell until this one came around. Everything about it just…it’s beautiful. I keep praying that God would be glorified; that in some way He would use my silly little self to speak truth and reveal things to others. That’s all I’ve ever wanted to do and for the first time I feel particularly drawn to let this story out. God must have something interesting in mind for this novel. What that means, I have no idea.
I meant to write more than this but now that I’ve started I realize that’s all I really have to say. Drop me a comment and let me know how you’re doing! I love hearing from you. Are you doing NaNoWriMo this year? How are you doing and what’s your story about? (Also, add me on the NNWM site! My name is Faitherz!)
In closing, I hope you enjoyed my tiny update, and I’ll leave you with the opening prologue of my novel, Forlorn Hope. Let me know what you think. If you want to read the synopsis, it’s on my NaNoWriMo page.