A Year of Writing

NaNoWriMo is over, now what?

It’s hard after NaNo. You’ve developed these great writing habits, yet almost killed yourself trying to sustain them through the month. Now it’s December and you just want to rest and never write again (at least not for a few days). Yet, at least for me, if I do that, then I break my good habits and don’t get any writing done.

I tell myself I’m going to take a couple days off and then keep up with my good writing habits. Yet then I don’t and soon I’m back to the same unmotived state I was at before NaNo.

This year I’m determined to make it different. I’m not taking a break! Oh I’m done with my story, I don’t want to look at it again for a few week at least, if ever again. But I’m trying to focus on editing last years story and just writing. Writing blogs, writing journal entries (is there a difference?) working on short stories and developing longer ones.

I’m tired of only really focusing on my writing in Nov. Just think of everything I could get done if I wrote everyday, even if it’s only a few hundred words. And think how much better I’ll be for next years NaNo.

So this is my goal, to use NaNo as my launching pad to a year of writing. Wish me luck.

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