Not sure what I’m feeling this time round. I guess I’m too distracted by the grand adventure called NaNoWriMo. But in December no doubt I’ll be back swinging between freaked out and excited. My confidence feels more like a sheet snapping on a clothesline, depending completely on how the wind blows.
I’m pretty strict this time of year and write before I do anything else. It’s a NaNoWriMo guideline I’ve chosen to abide like the law. These hard lines somehow work for me.
I like my system of getting as many words down from the starting gate. It will give me the advantage later in the month when things draw me away from my task. Unexpected visitors, family commitments and the dreaded intimidation of the blank white screen wear me down. I’ve learned to expect them and go with it. I don’t expect non-writers to understand, but I know you do.
So I guess that raises a flag. What do you do to keep moving forward during November or anytime you’re writing? I’m sure all of us would love to know.