Writing has been a recurrent thought this past month. I started my writing class, and I find myself wanting to write more and more. I think the only reason someone stops writing has to do with confidence. The longer you are away from it, the easier it is to procrastinate and second guess your ability. I have found that I am constantly hit with subliminal writing messages lately. I keep seeing movies about writers. There have been so many interviews on TV with writers. This weekend, National Novel Writing Month ignited a challenge I may be willing to take. Today, there was a blog about how to stop procrastinating and start writing your book. I even told my students that I may write a book in November. Now that is pressure. I can't let those little 5th graders down.
I have never taken on a challenge so big. I feel like this is way grander than grad school. That was easy. I can be a student. This involves me actually trying with the possibility of failing. I knew I wouldn't fail being a grad student. Being a learner is one of the best things I do. If I go for this, I have to complete it. It is pretty intense. Not to mention November is a crazy month to try this. I was going to say that I think I will decide by tomorrow morning, but I think my mind is already made up. It is time to write this thing that I've thought of since high school.