This is also when I start getting the emails and the posts of everyone gearing up for NaNoWriMo where you write a novel in a month. There is a lot to love about NaNoWriMo. It's a wonderful organization, and I love the group based here in Chicago. I participated last year, and back in 2010 it was how I got through the first draft of my first ever novel (No, that book will most likely never see the light of day). I would love to join this year and commit to writing etc.
But last year, I hit a couple snags with my work. While I hit fifty thousand words, I stopped writing it even though it wasn't complete. I knew the plot wasn't going in the correct direction, but word count took precedence. This year, I think I need to take the goal of writing every day, as I have gotten out the habit and keep working on the story over the word count.
I feel good about this solution, though sad I'm not officially in NaNoWriMo this year. Maybe I'll do an all nighter, just for old times sake. Can't wait to hear everyone else's writing adventures though!