Ink Smudges & Crumpled Paper

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Since the 4th grade, I’ve been writing. We had gone on a field trip, and were given an assignment to write a story of what we thought a day in the 1800s was like. Mine started out with my main character smelling the breakfast her mom was making. From then on, I was hooked.

My earlier writing was a lot of different takes on life in the 1800s, and even now I sometimes dip into that time period, or a similar setting, but I have started to stray more into the realm of fantasy too.

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Every year, I try to do NaNoWriMo but I have yet to successfully finish a project. I love the idea, and I’m trying it this year, but I think my problem with finishing is that I am easily distracted. I’d love to be the writer that can dedicate time to writing without other worries, but I can’t. I still have my job, school, home, animals, and other obligations that keep me from focusing like I want to on my writing.

Does that mean I’m not going to attempt it this year? HECK NO!!! I have an idea that has me really excited for this year, and in general, and I can’t wait to (hopefully) see how it plays out for me this time.

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My dream is to be a published writer, and writing for myself is one of the things I think I touched on in my post about seeking balance so I feel that this year is especially important for my own mental health and well-being.

And that is why I’m going to go snuggle up in bed with my ideas (it’s cold out, okay?) and start my project. Who knows, maybe you’ll be reading it next year!

Do you love to write? Have you Ever participated in NaNoWriMo? Drop a comment below – I’d love to hear from you!

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