As Angela mentioned in an earlier post, I’m doing my own NaNo this month—JaNoWriMo, if you will ;). The going is slow; I’ve had some personal crises in addition to the difficulties of trying to focus on writing while monitoring a preschooler, so my word count isn’t as high as I’d like. But whatever. I’m excited to be able to apply what I’ve learned over the past 3 years about characterization and story structure. Through this experience, I can see that when the kids are both in school, I’ll totally be able to rock.
For now, I’m crawling out of the writing cave to let you know about a post I’ve written for The Write Practice. It’s on the effect fear has on us as writers and human beings, and how to overcome it. This was kind of a life-altering epiphany for me, born out of difficult circumstances; if fear is something you struggle with in your writing or personal life, I hope it rings true for you.