Three or four years ago, I went on a “social media fast,” and within days I had written several thousand words of a story I had the idea to make into a web serial. I still plan to revisit that someday. I was quite serious about it, but certain events prompted me to put that project on hold. I still wrote here and there, and began a few stories that never went very far.
Then, in November 2019 I participated in my first NaNoWriMo project. I wrote more about that experience here. I’ve written another complete novel draft, and am half-way through another which I started for NaNoWriMo 2020. I did reach my goal of 50,000 words for November, but in the work itself I have a ways to go.
December I did some writing, but not nearly as much as in previous months; and now January is looking fairly sparse as well, as I am focusing more time on personal/life responsibilities.
The take-away for me in all of this, is to never stop writing, and that I don’t have to get discouraged if I’m not keeping up the same pace as I was for the previous year. I’m still writing, and I’m still progressing and improving as a writer every time I pick up my “virtual pen.”
Thought I’d write this post for anyone reading, so you know I am still writing– actively and eagerly. And I always will be for the foreseeable future. The flame of passion which once burned so big and bright might be a bit smaller now, but it’s no less hot.
Thanks for sticking around, and great things are yet to come!