I haven’t blogged for awhile. I’ve had lots of family stuff lately where I have had to lend a hand or support. However, I’m excited because National Novel Writing Month is almost here!

Last year I tried and failed. This year, I feel much more prepared. I’ve taken a full 10 days off from my bill-paying job to give myself a writing boost mid-month. They only thing I cannot decide is whether to use the month to finally finish the novel I have been working on for almost a year or to write something new.

I think that is the hardest part of being a writing – knowing when to put something away and when to come back to it.

The new wouldn’t really be “new.” It’s been floating around in my head for a while now. My current novel is adult. The “new” novel is more middle grade. So it would be a huge shift. However, I feel like a month would be plenty of time for my to write the middle-grade book and be done. Whereas, I’ll still likely be plugging away at the adult novel when the snow is falling in December no matter what I finish in November. One thing  of which I am definitely sure: I’ll be blogging a lot next month in order to hold myself accountable. I haven’t decided whether to mark my progress daily or weekly. It will likely be a combination depending on my time as I don’t want blogging to talk away from my daily writing goals.

Thanks for reading!

~Nicole~ 

Number of Hazelnut Lattes for this post: 0 (Chai Tea today!)

Listening to: Iron and Wine

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