Hello my lovely moonchildren!
Today, marks the first day of NaNoWriMo, and with that being said, all my social media and blogs will be taking a backseat to working on my debut novel, and I will be on hiatus until December. This is the first year I will be actively participating in NaNoWriMo (find my page here and if you’re participating send me a buddy request!) and I am so nervous and so excited. I spent the last three weeks doing writing prep, and I discovered that I am not the best at planning out a plot, so I have just set out to write what I feel, and eventually, I’ll have some hefty editing to do. I have always had such a love of writing, it started when I was a child, probably around 10 or so. I used to write copious amounts of poetry, in fact, I still have notebooks upon notebooks with hundreds (if not thousands) of poems, prose, and short stories. I always had the want to write a book, but I never thought that I would have enough content to complete one, until now.
Over the past year of being involved in the bookish community, not only as a bookstagrammer, but as a reviewer for Shelf Life Magazine, as well as NetGalley, my love of reading and writing has increased tenfold. I have read so many amazing works of literature that my drive to create my own, and share my own story, has sky rocketed. There are so many amazing books in the world, but these characters I have in my mind, I’ve never really seen before. It’s a story that is near and dear to my heart, drawing on real life experiences and dreams I’ve had. Pulling from my life, the lives of friends and family, and the lives of the characters I have vicariously lived through in the recent novels I’ve been reading.
So today, this post will be short and sweet, but I wanted to let all my amazing followers and readers know I haven’t forgotten about you, and I won’t forget about you. I may do an update halfway through the month and let you know how I am progressing. After one solid sit down, I have written over 3,000 words today, and the number keeps growing. I am very proud of my progress and I cannot wait to see what I accomplish over the next 29 days.
Until next post, stay spooky, stay witchy and wild, and happy reading.