Recently I was going through my journals from the past ten years. Unfortunately, I no longer have my childhood diary or my college journals and that makes me sad. I would love to read the thoughts that went through my young mind.
While my journals contain the good things happening in my life, prayers, and challenges I’m facing, one subject that continues to pop up is writing. Now there’s a big surprise. I came across page after page of entries on becoming more dedicated with my writing, vowing to spend more time reading my books on the craft and making sure I write something each day.
As I perused the recorded events that make up my life, a particular entry caught my eye. It was in bold, block lettering and it read, “WRITER’S WRITE! WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM?” This was written three years ago, obviously I was allowing other things, besides writing, occupy my time or maybe I was just procrastinating.
Many months after I wrote that entry, I stumbled across a blog post that mentioned NaNoWriMo. I had no idea what it was, but there was a website, so I clicked on it. In November of 2010, I participated in my first National Novel Writing Month. After that, my writing life was never the same.