NaNoWriMo is just around the corner, and I am woefully unprepared for what is to come. It is 99% certain that I won’t be able to keep up with uploading my online story, It’ll Be Alright, so in order to save a little bit of my sanity, I will be putting it on a short hiatus until mid-December.

Every year I tell myself that in October I am going to outline and figure out a general plotline that I want for my novel in November, but that never happens. This year is no different. Sure, I’m going to complete the novel that I already have started, but do I have any idea what is going to go in the middle or end? Nope. I’m going to do what I have done every year prior, and just wing it.

This strategy has yet to work for me because when November ends I’m always left with a mess of a draft that is nowhere near finished, so this could go horribly wrong. On top of that, I will also still be reading about five books in November (I hope) and writing weekly blog posts for you guys.

So in a poor attempt to organize this post after that long introduction, here is my general plan for November.

I’m Still Going To Post Twice a Week

What? Even though I put the story that is usually updated on Friday’s on hiatus?

That’s right. Even though I will be swimming in deadlines this November, I would still like to provide a consistent flow of content for you to enjoy. Instead of continuing It’ll Be Alright, I will be writing a weekly update on NaNoWriMo 2018. You can expect it to be me mostly venting about how I feel, but I will try to fill it with helpful tips and little pep talks to get you through NaNo with me.

I’m using this as an opportunity to reach out to those who have taken the challenge of writing an entire novel in a month with me so that you know that you aren’t alone in the struggle. We will wallow in the pain of needing just 100 more words to finish the daily goal and support each other with pictures of cats.

Some Book Reviews will Be Featured As Well

That’s right. Instead of making this easy on myself, I will also be reading some books in the little free time that I will have in order to write some reviews for them.

I’m not only doing this to continue giving everyone some content in November but also to give myself a break from writing fiction. This way I won’t get sick of the novel I’m writing (not like that would stop me from finishing it) and I can still be productive.

In Conclusion, I Have No Idea What I am Doing

If I am being completely honest I have no idea what November is going to be like. It could turn out to be really easy to keep up with, or it could be a complete disaster. Either way, I am dragging you guys along for the ride, so buckle up and make sure to pack some snacks.

 

-Liza

 

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