November is almost upon us! And for writers like me, that means Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month). I've participated and won, five times. This year, I plan to take part again. Like last year though, I'm going in giving myself the grace to push myself to the extreme to get the prescribed 50,000 words. My life is different than the first four times I did Nanowrimo; I have a child now. It took me a week of brainstorming before I came up with a concept for what I want to write next month. The working title is "Project Solar Battery." That gives you an idea of what the world in my story will be like. I love the sunshine and often after being out in the sun for a bit, I feel a bit more relaxed and recharged. It's fall, which means there's not much sunshine anymore. I could use some recharging and destressing since my debut novel is releasing next month! That's right, I have a novel being released during Nanowrimo. But it's on the first day, so hopefully, it won't be too hectic. Over the past couple of weeks, I've worked hard to proofread my book and find ARC readers. I consider myself lucky that I found more people than expected to read and review my book. Part of me is excited, but part of me is also scared. It comes with the territory, but what if people don't like my book? Sure, it's not for everyone. As some people like to point out, even works considered masterpieces have negative reviews. I have to keep reminding myself that I worked on that book to the best of my current abilities. Despite all that I have planned for November, I'm excited. I'm sure I'll be exhausted by the end of it, but I know I'll be proud of myself for all the effort I put in.