It’s November which means it’s National Novel Writing Month AKA NaNoWriMo. ✏ I feel like so many of my friends are participating this year, and it made me think about how so many readers and book reviewers are also aspiring writers. Everyone is always talking about their WIP and ideas that are bouncing around in their heads…and I can’t relate. 😕 Let me begin by saying that I’m so proud of these bloggers because their story ideas just sound so fun to read, and despite the self-placed pressure, I think it’s incredible how everyone is so ambitious and creative. ✨ In a way, I see my friends as brave because physically writing your story is the first step to sharing it with the world and that involves being vulnerable with your readers. I get extremely excited hearing about the plots and original characters everyone is drafting. Plus, the storyboards and aesthetic posts make my day because they’re so beautiful. 📸🌸 I get so happy at the prospect of being able to support my friends in their creative endeavors!
That being said, I can’t really relate to everyone who’s going through the hustle and bustle of NaNoWriMo. I think it’s an amazing event to create solidarity around a well-loved activity for aspiring authors and sparks some much passion and motivation, but I don’t have a burning desire to create a story. I’m simply content with reading books. ☺ I don’t have any ideas bouncing around in my head or any characters that are dying to be written. It’s not that I have writer’s block or am stuck in my thoughts, but I feel balanced in my current state of reading.
What if I’m only a reader and not a writer?
Truthfully, I had a moment where I thought I should be writing something. 📚 I would sit around and feel FOMO because not only was I behind on reading but now, I was also behind on writing. I thought that I should be fantasizing these unique characters in my mind and planning their great adventure. I wondered whether my creativity was limited to only imagining worlds that others had already created. I felt weird being unable to imagine my own. Point blank…those thoughts were ridiculous. Authors are amazing people, and writing is hard! 🌟 I encourage writing about your passions and whatever you want to read. Write about whatever ignites a spark in your heart or flickers on that lightbulb in your mind…but don’t feel compelled to write a story. It’s okay to not want that in your life right now. Be a cheerleader for your friends! Support the amazing new and upcoming releases! The world needs readers as much as it needs writers, so go at your own pace. ☺
ARE YOU CURRENTLY WRITING ANYTHING? DO YOU WANT TO BECOME A WRITER? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS! 💕