As of midnight last night, I surpassed 10,000 words for NaNoWriMo 2018! I’m a fifth of the way to my goal of 50,000 words in 30 days and still have 25 days to go. This is by far the best start I have had for National Novel Writing Month and I must admit it is a much needed boost to the confidence. I love the feeling of just letting go and seeing the words flow onto the screen, knowing the goal at this time is not perfection, but to let the story go where it wants to go. It is such a satisfying feeling; to not hold onto the control stick quite so forcefully. To relax and enjoy the ride.
Then I got to thinking that perhaps this lesson learned during a writing challenge might translate in someway into everyday life. Maybe letting go a bit more and relaxing, seeing where the ride takes me, might in the end make life a bit more enjoyable. What about you? Thoughts and opinions? Any similar experiences in your own life/writing journey?