I’m writing this today because my thoughts have always been – nothing ventured, nothing gained. I’ve always wanted to enter the NaNo since I heard about it three years ago, yet time seemed to get away, as it always does, and I didn’t prepare myself for the challenge ahead of time. Not this year, I thought it’s time I try this, whether I succeed or not – at least I will have tried.
Being the optimist I am, there wasn’t a lot of doubt in my mind that I wouldn’t make it to the end because as I’ve said before, I am stubborn and relentless and sometimes that is the only way I ever accomplish anything I set out to do.
Of course, daily life goes on and many things have gone by the wayside in my house that I now have to catch up on, except for some immediate needs where I had to drop everything and take care of them. If you only knew what happens around here in my daily life to drag me away from writing, some of you may throw in the towel, if you’re not committed.
About anything that could cause a problem this November had to rear its ugly head. This ran the gamut from the usual catfights, repairing blinds, the TV, the smoke alarms, and other things, which, mind you, I know nothing about, so my good friend Google had to step in once more as I did my research to fix these problems. Somehow, I still managed to get my 50,000 words in for my NaNo. Of course, I don’t dare tell you how little sleep I’ve had over the last month.
However, all this stuff aside, I feel victorious and it was worth it! So, whatever your dreams, go for it, at least you made the effort and tried.