“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.”
-M. Scott Peck
If you know me, you know one of my greatest dreams is to finish a book. I say finish, because I've started several of them. Three or four chapters in, I always get stuck stop.
"It's the wrong topic," I think.
"I should write when I have something more interesting to say."
"Not sure I have the energy for this."
"I'm not as good as so and so..."
True. All true.
Still, November is National Novel Writing Month. And, it would be great to accomplish something that isn't related to sickness, showering, or spider four-suit solitaire.
So, I just gave myself a deadline and signed up for thirty days and nights of literary abandon.
(Ie: I committed to writing a 50,000 word (approximately 175 page) novel by 11:59:59, November 30).
Seriously, don't laugh.
Altered Today: Reason to put pants on, new goal/game
PS Want to join me? Don't be intimidated. It's about quantity not quality. The goal is to silence your inner critic and write, write, write. Through the outpouring, hopefully, something magical will happen.