Wow, it has been a year and a half since I have logged in to WordPress. While I can’t say I’m proud of the fact that my goal of writing my novel fell to the wayside, I cannot say that I entirely regret it. In the last 18 months I have begun (and now nearly completed) the Bachelor of Education program at my university. So in a little over 2 months I will be a licensed teacher, and that’s definitely something I am happy about.
I still think about my novel idea, and I think about it often. I tend to find myself daydreaming rather frequently about what it would feel like should I finally complete my novel, even if it was just a rough draft. However, finding the time amidst all I have going on in my life right now to actually make another attempt at that dream is beyond difficult. I know to some that may sound like nothing more than an excuse, and that’s fair. From where I’m standing though, it is a completely valid reason for not being able to go forward with my writing. This program is far more labor intensive than I had imagined it would be, and in addition I also have work, family, and social commitments to consider. Needless to say, this plan of mine has been sitting on the back burner, but I think it’s time to change that. It is high time I get back on this horse and do this thing that I can’t get out of my head.
My new goal going forward is to write something every day, even if it is unrelated to my novel, or is short, or insignificant. I need to get into the habit of writing daily in order to truly get into writing an entire book. I will also be updating my blog more often, and reading the blogs of others. Nothing improves your own writing more than reading a variety of writing by others (or at least I think so anyways!)
So here’s to my return to my novel idea!