Happy Halloween! I need to write more.

This is the first Halloween in years that I’m not wearing a costume. If it weren’t for my husband our kids would not have costumes either. I’ve been that busy. Everyone in my house has been sick at various points these past few weeks, including myself. Work has been busy. I’m back in the PhD after taking a single term hiatus just to catch my breath…and writing.

Writing is not going as well as I would like given I’ve been so busy with family, work and school. I’m hoping that NaNoWriMo gives me that extra push I need in order to write and revise. I have several requests from agents, and while I would love to be optimistic right now I’m just not.


(Here’s a photo of Halloween candy and cupcakes I made, because why not?)

I’m second guessing myself, stressed out about the story and every time I read a great novel I think ‘Why couldn’t I write that?’ or ‘Why can’t I write like that?’ I assume these are feelings that lots of us feel.

I’m scared. I’m depressed. I’m stressed. The only thing that I can do about this is to continue writing and pushing myself and pushing this story.

So, stick with me this month of November as I write and cry through a lot of pages, drink a lot of coffee and revise this story until it’s perfect.

Please feel free to comment, tweet at me and keep me company this NaNoWriMo!