Wow. So here it goes. Up early on a Sunday, my one sleep-in day. I’m already at my desk, pre-coffee. I zone out the bills and boxes in my office. I zone out my mile-long mental to-do list. I’ve sat down to write. I’ve committed myself to NaNoWriMo.

I am a partner in Kismet Writing and Development. As development editors, my partner and I work with creative writers regularly. Multiple novels and memoirs are currently making their way through our creative headspace. Wanting to write my own novel is how I got into this business in the first place. Helping other authors has been genuinely rewarding but it has pushed me off track on my own project.

It’s time to get back on that track.

For those of you that do not know, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. It is a national event in which thousands of authors commit to completing the rough draft of one novel in one month. That’s 50,000 words in one month or 1,666 words per day.

It could be overwhelming but NaNoWriMo’s site is so organized, they know how to hone this process down to easy small bites tailored to each individual participant. Their writers’ prep tips and classes start months early. Their scheduling quiz pinpoints your best writing time and daily goals. Keeping their committed writers on track and accountable is their wheelhouse. And best of all – the whole program is free!

I have an outline prepped and my characters are developed. I have writing time scheduled and have committed to it. Best of all, I have a support group of friends and family cheering me on toward finishing that book they have all been dying to read!

Time to join my fellow authors here at Kismet Writing and Development. Time to expect out of myself what I have been pushing them towards – creation, commitment, satisfaction, and self-worth.

Check back here every Sunday to see my progress as I post my joys, frustrations, and word count along the way.

It’s a lofty but worthy goal. I can do this.

It’s MY Kismet!

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