A friend I know in real life, who also knows of this WordPress’ existence, asked me earlier today:
“Why isn’t writing included? Isn’t it your passion too?”
And, I was momentarily stunned because this is the first time someone has asked me such. After the re-vamping, it has honestly never occurred to me that I could possibly joined two loves in one same website because really, I didn’t do well with a blog talking about five major aspects in my life, writing about two might not even work. But hey, there are pros and cons to everything, and I can’t be sure until I’ve tried, no?
With that said, welcome to the very first post for my weekly/monthly Snow White Writing segment where I write about my writing journey, and what better way to start than with something a great many of us know about?
NaNoWriMo—or more specifically, the July 2016 Camp NaNoWriMo session.
I have to say that this isn’t my first try at any form of NaNoWriMo, and I also have to say that I’m absolutely rubbish at it. My Inner Editor constantly refuses to be locked away in a forgotten corner of my mind, and my perfectionist tendencies just adore rearing their heads at each word I type. Every time I’ve decided to move on to a new chapter, I end up going back to the previous one and pour another day or two (or three) into ‘perfecting’ it. It gets especially frustrating when I lose my motivation somewhere along the ride too.
This time, though. This time I will work harder to ensure that I will not fail, and to make sure that my ass stays in gear, I’ve prepared a physical folder of a heck-load of writing advice from Chuck Wendig over at terribleminds. I’m not incredibly into his books, though I don’t dislike like them either, but his writing advice is a complete A+. They’ve gotten me over walls (characterization, plot development), mountains (writer’s block) and even tiny hills (writing consistency). Oh, and of course, I’ve short stories, manga chapters and a few anime/television episodes to keep my mind fresh. I’ve learned the great importance of not obsessing over my work 24/7 because doing so will only make everything sloppy.
Anyway, are you joining the July 2016 Camp NaNoWriMo session? What will you be writing? How do you overcome writing-related problems?
I’d love to hear from you in the comments!（´ω｀♡%）