NaNoWriMo now NaNoWriNO

As you may recall, dear readers, I was planning on participating in National Novel Writing Month.  However, I’m dropping out of the race.  I just don’t have a fleshed out enough plot.  Not that that’s my excuse.  My excuse is now that I have a job, I have no time to sit and write.  Yes, I know that I could absolutely make time, but I would much rather spend that time sleeping.

As I’m writing this post and giving it some serious thought, now I’m thinking that maybe the main problem is that I’m out of practice.  Now just follow me here for a minute.  I haven’t written much since I was in high school.  Well, much creative writing anyway.  Excluding creatively meeting word count requirements for college papers.  So my brain is slow at working through possible plots and coming up with plausible characters.  Anything I’ve written recently has been short, shorter, shortest.

It’s like when you don’t exercise for years and then expect to be able to run a marathon out of no where.  Just doesn’t happen.  So I need to start exercising my brain again.  But first, I need to settle into a consistent work schedule.  My schedule will change in a few weeks and I’ll have to sort everything out all over again.  I’ll write when I have time or am inspired for now.

And that’s why I have quit NaNoWriMo this year.

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