13 days

It’s the second week (13 days, but who’s counting?) of NaNoWriMo, and I find myself in the passenger seat of a car, escaping the confines of my writing space. I wish I could tell you exactly where I stand with my word count, but the Wi-Fi is spotty, and I’m in the middle of nowhere, focused on a different creative endeavor: photography.

The beauty of NaNoWriMo is that it forces us to produce, often at breakneck speed. But it’s crucial to remember that writing is more than just hitting word count goals; it’s a holistic creative process. That’s why I’m taking this mental break to embark on a photography outing, accompanied by my adventure-loving wife.

Writing for 13 days straight (or maybe more) can undoubtedly lead to some of the roughest writing you’ve ever done. The words might not flow as smoothly, and the sentences may feel disjointed. That’s okay; NaNoWriMo is all about getting those ideas on paper.

During this brief respite, it’s important to take time to stretch your mental muscles. Stepping away from your manuscript and engaging in a different creative pursuit can be refreshing. It allows you to return to your writing with a fresh perspective and a renewed sense of inspiration.

So, as we dive into NaNoWriMo’s second week, remember to find those moments of reprieve and rejuvenation. Creativity thrives when it’s nourished. Enjoy your adventures, be they in the world of words or through the lens of a camera.

Stay tuned for more updates on this NaNoWriMo journey.

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