Sunday, November 1, 2009

National Novel Writing Month

Because I seem to have so much free time (ha!), I am going to join the NaNoWriMo for November and write a 50,000 word novel. Really.

Before I had kids, I used to love to write. I was writing stuff all the time. I even put together a writing group at a local book store. It was my form of relaxation.

Then I had kids, um 4 kids to be exact. And my primary form of relaxation was sleep. Any sleep!

I got more involved in my kids' lives. More involved in how to help them, feed them and shelter them. There is nothing wrong with that. I will continue to focus most of my energy on my children but I need a little 'me' time.

I am going to devote one full hour everyday to doing something that brought me so much joy before kids. I am going to write.

I know I will be rusty. I know most of my writing will not be Pulitizer Prize worthy. I know most of it will not even be worthy of publishing. But it will mine.

And it will give me joy. Joy I can share with my family.

Anyone else doing NaNoWriMo out there?

6 comments:

Wendy@RuensOnTheRun said...

Good for you Lisa! It's important to do something (for yourself) that you really enjoy.

Anti-Supermom said...

Have fun, Lisa. I know Tater Tot Mom is doing this too - plus she has a few connections of people that are doing it.

I think *all* of you guys should be so proud of even attempting this... 50,000 words, wow!

Susan said...

Good for you! I love when people find something to do that they are passionate about. I can't wait to read what you write! Don't count me in... I am an awful writer :-(.

EatPlayLove said...

That's awesome! I am doing NaBloPoMo! With out any word requirements. Good luck!

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texasholly said...

I am so glad you are doing this! You are craaaaazy!