Yesterday, when I looked at Jamie Ridler’s Wishcasting post, leading us in this week’s wishes, I wasn’t sure what to write. All sorts of things were jockeying to be included, but I wanted this wish to be focused on one specific thing. The more focused, it seems, my wishes are, the more likely I am to follow through with my part of making them come true.
So, last night, I slept on it, and, this morning am ready to cast my wish.
This week’s Wishcasting prompt:
What do you wish to say yes to?
On Monday, keeping with my activities for the Next Chapter, I decided on to take a calculated risk. I decided to join and participate in NaNoWriMo this year, wherein a whole big group of people from all over the world converge via the internet to support each other in the effort of writing a gleefully, beautifully messy first draft of a novel between November 1st and November 30th each year.
I tried NaNoWriMo in 2006, but I couldn’t convince myself to get out of my own way. I wouldn’t just let the story come through me. I wanted to twist it and mold it and make it as perfect as possible. I missed the whole point of the exercise, and I didn’t get past 5,000 words.
Having learned my lesson from that, and, now, having a better hold on the Inner Critic/Editor, I think I’m ready to give it another try.
Now, for the wish…
I wish to say yes to whichever story knocking around the back of my mind most wants me to bring it into the world over the course of next month, flaws and all. I wish to say yes to writing on the novel every day. I wish to say yes to getting out of my own way so the novel can come through. I wish to say yes to crossing “Write a novel” off my Bucket List.
What do you wish to say yes to? Whatever it is, I hope you do tell it “Yes.”