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I started NaNoWriMo. Wish me luck!! I think I’m going to need it!

Hey book besties! I just wanted to pop in here and explain some of my absences lately. I know I haven’t been posting as much as I usually do. I have good reason though I promise! I still feel just as bad not being here with you guys as well so I’m learning to juggle both things at once.

NaNoWriMo has been catching my eye, and ears, for years now and I just wasn’t brave enough to start or I missed it. This year I was on the ball and am excited to say I did it! I signed up and started my first novel. I mean I have tons of writing here that I’ve never shown to the world and keep hidden just for me. But not anything that I ever wanted published. Lately though as I seem to be finding my niche within the book community I can feel this urge to join the ranks of my favourite indie authors and become a published author myself. So here I go on my newest writing journey to try to get that goal of 50,000 words this month! I currently have 185! Not looking good but who knows?

I’m not even sure anyone will read my work but I’m always told that I should write or be published by my family and friends. Although writing a few poems and writing a novel are two completely different things, writing has always been my calm place. My safe pace that I can go and express all those emotions. It is what ultimately makes me happy and I feel in my element when this is what I’m doing.

I am a creator and I love art. I love graphic design. I love to write, craft, and paint. I love making portraits and sketching animals. I do my best work in the middle of the night.While everyone else is fast asleep dreaming peacefully I’m in a chaotic frenzy designing my next masterpiece. I’m not very organized which is something I hear quite often about most of my fellow creatives. That’s ok with me. I know exactly where everything I need is in this clutter.

I feel like I’ve embraced the lifestyle of a creator but haven’t yet shown the world what I can do. I need to develop the confidence and I’m hoping that by writing in NaNoWriMo I will have to hold myself more accountable and be able to show my work and get some input from the pros!

And yes I consider Indie Authors Pros! They typically carry every aspect of their book business on their own shoulders and wear many hats! They have been the most motivating towards me breaking into this book community. They are always lending a helping hand or giving advice for new authors. They know how to everything right down to the marketing aspect of their books. This group of indie authors I have found are absolutely beautiful and an amazing group of women,and some men, and I feel more confident just being around them and taking it all in. These ladies work hard and do it very well! They are so inspirational and I hope my NaNoWriMo novel, my debut novel, will make them proud! I aspire to be like them someday and can only hope I’m just as good as some of these boss ass babes are! And I hope they know that they have inspired me to do this and actually get it finished.

When I return I’ll fill you guys in on my genre and tropes and give you a little bit of my plotting process and maybe some of the blurb. I’m a pantser so actually plotting this novel and making an outline is new to me. I usually just sit and write whatever comes out. This is so much more structured and I feel like it will help a lot in the long run with all the small details and stuff I’ll need to remember. It’s difficult for me to stick to a plan however, when it comes to my writing, so hopefully my characters don’t act up and they do as they are told! Pffffffffttttttt!! I can already see this is going to go well!

I’ll be back in a bit with some teasers and an exciting new release later on! Be sure to follow me to keep up with my bookish fun and to see previews of my writing for NaNoWriMo! If your over there be sure to add me as a friend and we can plot or write together! Links are below!

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Published by kristaiswriting

Writer, Mother of three, Wanderlust Soul, Freelancer, Blogger, Cat Lover, Sharing my Journey

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