NaNoWriMo is right on my door and I am NOT ready. I have my basic story down but nothing more than that. So, what am I going to do? Nope, not to give up that’s for sure! I feel that this is a story I need to tell. That this is a part of me and a way I can share a great truth about us as people.
Most of you may not know this but I’ve been digging into my family past, following my roots of my family lines, finding neat and crazy things along the way. And still, I’ve learned so much about myself. I thought I knew who I was and who I wanted to be, but over the last year I’ve found out more and more about myself, I’ve grown and now feel that I’m a better person because of it.
With that said, I thought that this was a story that needed to be told. Not my family roots. But a story about what the past can do to change someone. To find out that their DNA makes up a part of who they are, not just their looks.
This story is set in a high school history class where the students have to spend the year following their roots. I’m thinking of having it following three different characters. I have two planned I just need to work out the three one and start on the plot.
But I feel as if there is the giant countdown and that I’m not going to be ready to answer the door on November first. No matter what happens I am going to kick down that door and do my best at this years NaNoWriMo!
There are two places I listen to meditations and that is one, on an app called Insight Timer and on Spotify. If my stress levels are high I will play one of the many meditations that I have fallen in love with. I am picky when it comes to listing to a section, so when stress is knocking at my door I’ll play a meditation on stress or one that has an ocean theme to help my stress levels.
2 – Creativity
On Insight Timer there are a few meditations to help get your creative juices flowing. I don’t use these ones as much as the others but once in a blue moon. I’ll come to a part in my writers where I can move on or my mind is over packed and by hitting play my mind will start mapping out a path for my creativity to follow.
1 – Feeling Low
If I’m not writing as much as I would like, or having finished something I need to; even if I slack at my blogging, I’ll start feeling bad. My self-esteem will become low and things are just sucking. But using a meditation about self-esteem, moving on, following your dreams, you can do it, and numerous like those, will get me back working. A pick me up, that kicks starts me back towards my work.
I enjoy listing to meditations that are about accepting yourself, following your dreams, relaxing, and creativity. Meditations are a health way to deal with stress, self-esteem and depression issues. Overall, meditations is a tool I use in my writing life and non-writing life. If you meditate, than how do you? An app, website? I would love to hear if and how meditation helps you write more!
NaNoWriMo starts in less than a day! Oh, my word! It’s knocking on our doors, and I know I’m not as ready as I would like to be but can you ever be? I don’t think so! Here is my list of things I do to get ready to write 50,000 in only a few weeks.
Let’s get this started by listing some rules, this will make deciding easier. First rule, only one book pre-series. Second, only one book pre-author. One book pre-genre. With the rules out of the way we can get started. What three books would I bring with me to a deserted island?
Story Mash-Up is a collaborative story writing project where Eve, Joan, Trisha, Michelle, Ash, Vineeth and me take turns and write a story set in Hogwarts.
DISCLAIMER: Harry Potter is a trademark and a property of JK Rowling. The credits for some of the references present in this story belong to her. The words and the non-canon characters were created and therefore owned by the bloggers involved in this project.
I’ve join up and am now part of Story Mash Up (the collaborative story writing project). I am happy to join. I love the Wizarding World and have been a fan of Harry Potter for years. I’ve written lot of different fanfic and story collaborative projects but never a Harry Potter one. This is new to me and look forward to join in with this group!
That’s right it’s almost that time of year again. And for the last two years I’ve tried and to tell the truth failed. But each year I get closer and closer. I’ve been thinking why all these people are able to complete their first draft but not me. And not me?
Over the next week or so I will be updating and redo parts of the blog. As you can tell the layout is different. A new banner, but same name. Writing has really began to take over my life even more. While each day goes by the more it creeps into my life. More ideas pop in my head, past stories grow more and the itch to write gets strong. I wanted to redo this blog, start over from the start and really give it my all this time. Thank you so all who have followed and all who will.