NaNoWriMo Day 12: Proving something to myself

NaNoWriMo is teaching me a lot about myself and my writing this year.  For one, this novel is showing me that I should not be afraid to branch out into different genres or styles of writing just because it’s something I’ve never done.  I wouldn’t have known that I could be good at writing a mystery if I had never made the attempt.  The second thing it has taught me is that I, the person who is not a morning person at all, writes better in the morning.  Not only that but that I can actually, despite the longing to hit the snooze button on my alarm clock, have the willpower and enough passion for my writing that it makes me drag myself out of the bed anyway at five in the morning.  The third thing that NaNoWriMo has helped me prove to myself is that I can actually blog everyday.  The closest I had gotten to doing it before was three days a week.  That was all I strived for because I had convinced myself that that was as close to daily blogging that I was ever going to get.  I never even tried it before until doing this for NaNoWriMo and I am discovering that I should’ve been doing this a long time ago.  Today was a tough day for writing.  I had some things happen that were just emotionally draining.  I didn’t feel like writing when I got home and my daughter was ready for Game/Pizza night.  However, this novel is important to me and being able to say I finished what I started and set out to do is extremely important to me so I told my daughter to give me an hour to write and that we would start after.  I sat down and, though the words were not coming easy, I finished my minimum word count for the day and I felt good that I pushed myself to just sit down and write.  Mackenzie had some things that she wanted to get off her chest anyway and she didn’t feel that it could wait.  Well I think I’m gonna call it a night and pray for tomorrow to be better.  Until tomorrow…What has this year’s NaNoWriMo inspired you to prove to yourself?    


Jimmetta Carpenter


The Diary: Succession of Lies (Now Available)

Writing as “Jaycee Durant”


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