Thoughts on NaNoWriMo (+ Writing Update!)

For many people, November kicks of NaNoWriMo. While poets and picture book writers may not participate, some likely do, and being a fiction writer myself, it’s something I’m attuned to for my own medium. So how do I feel about it?

The Difficulties of Writing a New Book

There are so many parts to writing a book, and looking back at my completed novel, it looks like it came relatively easy (even though I know it wasn’t, I’m having a hard time remembering the early difficulties). But now I’m at the start of the process again, and I’m coming to the realisation that many authors have talked about before: even if you’ve written a book, it doesn’t mean you know how to write this book.