It’s A Scary Thing (A Tribute to NaNoWriMo)

Written from the Prompt at Writers in the Grove on Monday, October 26. Halloween type stories.


I’ve got a month-long challenge in front of me, to write almost 2,000 words a day and keep track of my progress.

I’m not sure which scares me more, the writing or the keeping track. I signed up a week ago and even the website gave me chills. This is just another thing I have to learn while doing the writing that I love.

My inner struggle keeps casting doubts on all my good intentions. The waffle-factor is showing itself to be a large, looming obstacle to overcome. I feel the need to keep plowing through until the writing can start to flow.

“Like a bull in a china shop,” I heard that phrase often throughout the years. They were always looking straight at me when they were verbalizing the clique’.

It’s not that I want to bulldoze my way through life. I would much rather be a dainty little flower with time to envelope the day in loving embrace and have the ability to fill nay-sayers with quiet consolation.

Instead, I bang, twist and impale while tearing apart ideas, methods and plans before finding a balance of thoughts for the writing to begin.

Doggedly, I will be sharpening my cleaver, dusting off the sledge hammer, and lifting mental weights daily until November 1st, before advancing laboriously into the challenge of NaNoWriMo.


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