Hello #NaNoWriMo, It’s Me.

Blogging consistently for 30 days will hopefully help me bring this life-long dream of writing a novel to life.

For as long as I can remember, writing has been my safe haven. Whether it’s typing words within a blank Google doc or keeping it old school with a pen and a piece of paper, the exercise of putting my thoughts into words can be scary as hell, but freeing all at the same time.

2016 has been quite the wild ride for a number of us, and with so much life happening, it can be difficult to find time to quiet your mind and reflect on what’s going on around and within you.

Enter National Novel Writing Month.

Known as #NaNoWriMo to most, this budding community of writers comes together (every November) and challenges itself to complete a writing project within 30 days.

Some people choose to write novels, others bundles of short stories and poetry — but I have decided to blog consistently for the next month.

I’m a procrastinator by nature (it’s like a jungle sometimes) so I’m hopeful that the structure of #NaNoWriMo will help me gather my thought bubbles, put them to paper and then ultimately share them with the universe.

Additionally, I’m using this month-long challenge to help me better manage other projects that I’m working on too.

Maybe these posts I write will turn into a novel, maybe they won’t…but my goal is to execute upon the many, many ideas that I’ve been holding hostage in my brain over the last 12 months.

I will be sure show my work (word to Austin Kleon) both here on my Medium page and my personal blog, chasitycooper.com — because, accountability is important.

Since ‘the world needs my novel,’ I guess I’ve gotta give it to them.

Here goes nothing!