It is officially National Novel Writing Month! Have you started your story? How is your writing going?
I've had a few very different discussions about writing in general and during NaNoWriMo specifically lately—with writers who question their ability to write at all, to those scared of the stories inside them, to those who (at least for now) have it all under control. And every single one of them started a new story November 1st.
For a whole host of reasons, NaNoWriMo can be intimidating or terrifying. Sometimes, we're simply scared that our stories aren't worth the effort. Sometimes we must confront our guilt for the sacrifices we make in other areas to make our writing a priority, if only for a month. If you're feeling that way, or you'd just like to listen to a great talk on the topic, please check out the video below. (Special shout out to Jennifer for showing me this video!)
And if you don't want to watch the whole video, just remember this:
"It's OK, it's great, it's important to make your creative self a priority."
It's not too late to join the challenge that is NaNoWriMo! Learn more and join in on the craziness at NaNoWriMo.org.