No article this week. November is over, which means post-NaNoWriMo whiplash, and, as always, a sudden void of structure. I’ve spent the past 5 days in a half-elated, half-panicked state over my creative endeavors. Part of me is thrilled to be free of self-imposed time constraints, and the other part is terrified I’ll lapse back into my pre-NaNo period of unproductivity.
My solution is to just keep working. I’ve continued writing my NaNo novel a little each day, and I’ve also started major edits on my short story entry for an upcoming contest deadline. And in case you thought I’d forgotten, I also have plans for Object and Objective, which I’ll put into effect in early January (at least, that’s the plan).
So. That being said, fellow writers, enjoy your well-earned break. But don’t stop writing just yet. The end of the year is hectic, so it’s okay to take it easy, but habit is the core of progress, so try to stick to the healthy ones. I am personally quite depleted, inside and out, but I still have my habits. As long as I’m putting out words, I know I’m doing at least one thing right.
Let’s finish this year by writing.