As a child and young adult, writing played a big part of my life. Stories were scribbled in umpteen notebooks, characters created on any available scraps of paper and otherworlds sketched on school work. If I could daydream, I was happy. As an adult, life became busy and writing was seen as something I would do one day. When I did have time to sit down to write, fear of failing and being seen as silly took over. The dream of writing a novel was put aside. Life has a habit of throwing situations at you which makes you reconsider what makes you happy and what you would really like to achieve however scary. Writing made me happy and I want to capture that feeling again.
NanoWriMo is the perfect opportunity for me to stop procrastinating and give my characters a voice so their tales are told. I doubt I will acheive 50,000 words because health issues and life still likes to throw obstacles my way but if I write 5000 I will be a step closer to finishing my novel. I wish following a dream wasn’t so scary but as J K Rowling says “Anything is possible if you have got enough nerve”.
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