The Day Before – NaNoWriMo 2016

largeToday is the last day of NaNoWriMo Prep and both excitement and fear twist in my gut. My outline is a series of barely there scraps and my mind has been scattered these past few days – I’ve been plagued with mounting attacks of anxiety and fear.  I’m tired, my eyes threaten to fold as I write this and I still have a long day in front of me.

The clock is already ticking, I fear failure.

I have thrust a mountain load of challenges on myself for the following month; an entire world has to be built and destroyed, heroes must rise and fall and a romance must seep itself into my third person paradise. I thank God that I’m only required to write a rough, rough first draft because I worry many pieces may fall through the cracks.

My mind is set. My heart and soul are stubborn.  My lips lift ceaseless prayer and praise to my heavenly Father. I know that in my current mental state, I can’t write this on my own.

I haven’t been on most of my social media in a few days and the rest for all the bullshit the world throws at us has been a relief. While negativity still plagues my mind at times, it is my own demons that haunt me, not the ghosts of others.  My heart is rested and my mind gasps a breath of fresh air.

I think, maybe, I am ready.

The sun is setting and my history books surround me at the moment. I am both worried and terrified but they bring a sense of peace in their normalcy.

Excitement.

Hope.

Anticipation.

Maybe even a tinge of joy.

NaNoWriMo, here I come!

Elisa

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