This will be my forth main NaNoWriMo event while maintaining this blog. Every year I’ve tried to approach my blog updates during November a little differently. I’m changing things up again this year.
Inbetween will be on hiatus for the month of November
I haven’t put a serial on hiatus for NaNoWriMo since 2015 and back then I was just getting started. In 2016 and 2017 I was afraid to take a whole month off. I wanted to keep up the momentum.
This year I think a hiatus is the best thing to me and my writing. Last year I juggled keeping up with Inbetween while trying to work on The Dreams for NaNoWriMo. It just about burned me out and I was stressed out trying to keep up with my weekly posts for months after the event was over.
Honestly, I thought about trying to do it again.
I like to push myself. I like being consistent. It seems like there are a lot of pros to succeeding and only one really big, ugly con.
Over the last few days I’ve convinced the stubborn, ambitious part of myself that I’ll be happier and healthier if I give myself permission to take a break.
That’s the hardest part. There’s no one else to give me permission to take this break. I can ask friends and patrons for their opinion, but the final decision is mine alone. I’m not good at giving myself permission to deviate from my original goals.
This will be the start of working toward some new goals. I have every intention of returning to my posting routine in December, but I need some time to get The Dreams off the ground and I’m the only one who can give me that time.
I’m looking forward to dedicating a month to writing. I hope you’ll be ready and waiting for more of Inbetween in December.