I have been writing since high school, improving gradually as time went on. I have had to adapt several times as my circumstances changed. Now, I'm on the brink of an especially big change: motherhood.
Don't punish yourself for creating. Now that sounds a little too obvious right? But it isn't.
Have you ever had that one story that you could never seem to write properly, but you keep making attempts every few years to reboot it as your skills as a writer increase?
The above phrase is always how I think of what life is like after NaNo is over. Even if you don't make it to 50k, your imagination usually feels like some kind of post-apocalyptic wasteland after all the work done. At least mine always does.
Here we are! We've finished the first week of NaNo! Doing NaNoWriMo can be a nearly all-consuming endeavor, but it can get overruled if you're also working or in school while doing it. Personally, I'm a teacher, as well as a house-wife, so finding time to work on my novel in between my other obligations can be hectic.
The Hallowmas box can only be found between the hours of midnight and 3am between Halloween and Hallowmas. The box itself is full of several mysterious objects, related to the passage/ties between worlds. Preston Everett is an unusual academic in search of the box. He has a fascination with the supernatural and often dabbles too deep in the ancient and arcane. What he'll find will be secrets beyond what he anticipated, as well as stories of those who have delved too deep into this Otherworld, like himself.
It's October! And we all know what that means! Halloween! Which I love, but that's not what we're preparing for right now. The start of October means NaNoWriMo is one month away.