It is officially that time of the year. Yes, I am talking about NaNoWriMo. If you don’t know what that is, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. It’s a month long event hosted in November where writers from all walks of life and all corners of the globe come together on all social media platforms and just write. The goal is to write 50,000 words. It can be a new novel or one that you are already working on. It can be a collection of poems. Whatever it is, if it involves writing, November is the month to get it done.
What is Preptober
Preptober is the “prep” month (October) that writers use to start getting excited for their projects and gather their materials. Some of my favorite things that I love seeing people post are their Survival Kits, which include some pretty neat things like notebooks and candies. Basically anything that writers will use to make their writing sessions a little easier and more creative. October is also the month where, if you’re starting a new project, you use this time to begin prepping your project/manuscript. Think outlines, character development, scenes; etc.
My Plans/My Project
I write romance. I’m not going to lie or try to act embarrassed. Some of what I write even borders on smut. And I’m okay with that. That being said, it’s almost a given that I will be writing within that genre this November. If you’ve been following me for a while, then you also know that I love nothing more than starting a new project. I’m just really bad at finishing them.
One thing I realize is that it is now the later half of October and I’m just now posting this. Well, I have news just stay tuned. I do have a list of action items that I need to do in order to be somewhat prepared for next month. Just the typical novel prepping: character sketches, outlines, research; etc.
My Life Change
I realize that I’m not being very specific with my plans for this month and that’s because things are a little weird for me right now. A week ago, I was approached by my boss’s boss to see if I would be interested in transferring to night shift for 6 weeks. With recent promotions and team members moving shifts, the night shift that comes in after my shift (day shift) was extremely short and lacking leadership. I jumped on this opportunity. I wanted to learn from the team on nights and use this as a way to grow and be able to bring some of the resources that were available to me on days to that shift. Without getting into details, I’ll have my hands full for the next 6 weeks.
Keeping all that in mind, with the added work load and stress, my schedule has completely flip flopped. I thought at first that it would be an easy switch. You know, take two days off to transition to the opposite hours and I would be golden. I want to punch my earlier self in the face for thinking this would be easy. This past week has been hell on my body and sleep schedule.
I’ve been trying so hard to make sure that my physical and mental well-being are my priority (even though I’m not sleeping right), that things like my content and homework have been pushed aside. So that’s why I haven’t been updating on here and why things are a little uncertain for me still as I’m still transitioning to nights.
That’s it for me today. As always, thank you so much for reading, and until next time……..