I've never been a runner. I hated it in high school. I actually never really got into it until I had my third child.
Last year I trained to run a 5K in September. I did pretty good! I felt great, I lost a lot of weight and was in pretty good shape.
Then winter came.
I stopped running. I didn't exercise for months. I gained my weight back. And honestly, I'm not happy with how I look right now.
So, I'm starting over. I'm going to start going to the gym every week and work those inches back off.
What does this have to do with writing, you ask?
Well, I had an idea. I'm slowly working on Bound, and I'm not really feeling it right now. Again. I told you I had a love/hate relationship with this book. It's giving me major problems and sometimes I just don't want to think about it anymore so I stop writing. Sometimes for weeks.
Anyway, I'm going to put it aside for a while. I have a new, shiny idea that keeps calling my name. The character won't leave me alone, and this new idea really has me excited to write again.
So, I'm going to participate in a 50K. Yep. A 50K. I'm going write 50K before August 31. My novels are usually about 60K, but that is after editing and revising.
Now some of you I'm sure that isn't too hard. But it is for me. I don't participate in NaNoWriMo for a reason.
Anyhoo, this new book is a YA paranormal. I'm not going to say anything about it, since it's sort of top secret, but I will say that I'm very excited to research and write it. ;)
So, anyone else want to join me? I probably can't do prizes or anything, but you'll have a brand new book you'll finish, so that is a prize all it's own! I know most of you probably have books you are editing, so if you don't have time, it's fine! But if you're having a hard time with your WIP or you have a new idea you want to do, let me know! We can do this together! :D