NanoWrimo, nano nah

I’m back in the saddle, back to writing this week.  At last–it feels really good.

As I looked over my most recent post here, I see that it was in July.  I’ll admit that I haven’t written a single thing since then, until this week.  The “why” is simple:  my hubby got a job offer at the end of August and he started less than a week later, in another state.  Packing, moving, starting up our new lives, a wedding in the family…lots has kept us busy.

As I flipped the calendar over to November, I was reminded that it was the start of the annual National Novel Writing Month, AKA NaNoWriMo.  I have attempted to pull it off in the past, the writing of a whole novel in a month.  I got pretty close a time or two, but most often have ended up quitting partway through, stranded mid-novel with nowhere to go and the demands of real life taking my writing brain hostage.

This year I wasn’t even tempted to start.  The fast-paced, seat-of-your-pants way of writing for NaNoWriMo lends itself well to fiction writing, to writing past the internal editor and “just get it down”, but the writing project that I’m most eager to finish, the one I am now back into, is based on history.  As such, it demands loads of time spent doing tedious, methodical research.  Not the kind of thing that would benefit from speed.

All going well, no huge lifestyle changes getting in the way, I expect to post regular updates here.  Yep, updates on writing about history.  Edge of your seat excitement, right?

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