Are you starting to feel guilty? You are really beginning to get into your story and your characters are possibly starting to talk to you while you’re supposed to be sleeping. You might even be finding more time to write then you initially had planned on setting aside.
Now your family and/or friends may start wondering if that’s all you’re going to talk about is your novel. They may be asking you when you are going to spend time with them like you were just the other week. Then you start to feel guilty.
You’re neglecting your friends and even worse, your family. This will not be the first time during the month of November that you will feel guilt. It will come in stages. The first stage of guilt is the one to worry about most because right now, during this first week of NaNoWriMo you will try and find every excuse and reason you can think of not to finish what you have just started.
Because it is the first week, you will tell yourself “I’m not too far in to stop now,” and “is it really worth neglecting my family to finish this.” Simply put, yes, it is worth it and it may seem selfish right now at this moment but why can’t you be selfish sometimes. This goal is just for you right now but if it all goes the way you want it to it’s a goal that will work out to benefit your family as well—when you get published!
The Diary: Succession of Lies (Now Available)
Writing as “Jaycee Durant”