It’s the month of mustaches, the month of Thanksgiving, and also the month of writing.
One major national event this month is #Nanowrimo.
National Novel Writing Month.
If you are up for the challenge, many people across the world participate for 30 days in a writing challenge in which they try to write 50,000 words in 30 days. Last year, I participated and wrote 13,000+ words, until about day 10 and quit. Life got in the way, work became busier, inspiration dried up. In December I added to my book a bit. And now, this year my idea was to finish what I started last year.
It is quite a challenge. 50,000 words in a month, is 1,667 words a day. That on top of a few businesses and three kids I am trying to manage, it’s not that easy.
But I must say, what I wrote last year helped me a lot! I have used my writings as the basis for my consults with clients, I made questionnaires and it basically organized my thoughts. I will tell you I wasn’t actually writing a novel, I was tweaking the challenge to fit my needs, and worked on my business book. So here I am at it again.
And then on top of it all, Oscar Gonzalez dared a few Orange County social media peeps to write 30 blog posts in November. And not much later, a Facebook group was started and I joined in the fun. Its a great way to vitalize my personal blog again, as frankly this outfit is pretty embarrassing. I will be shopping around in the next few days/weeks to spice up my blog.