Writing is something I've always done in one form in the other. It's either blogging every now and then or text based roleplay which I often do with friends. Although, writing in its most known fashion; is in writing a book, is something I've always wanted to try. The last time I actually attempted to do this was during sixth grade. I was writing a particularly cheesy story that I wanted to turn into a comic or a cartoon series of some kind. It was about some princess going off with her friend on an adventure to find the scattered pages of a very old and magical tome. I've had about forty pages which kept getting lost time and time again because at the time, floppy disks were a thing and yeah..
After I lost it again, I gave up and never went back.
Throughout the years, I considered it. I considered the idea of writing a book. I even bought a typewriter hoping that it would somehow motivate and inspire me to do it; that and I'm just in love with the vintage aesthetics and the technological marvel of it.
I decided to finally take the leap with last year's NaNoWriMo. The idea of having a deadline and the challenge of finishing a novel in 30 days was enough to push me into doing it. Now, by the end of it, I was nowhere near 50k words. I was almost at 30k but I was somewhat proud of what I had even though now I feel like the story I've written has reached some sort of a dead end.
Writing isn't easy, not by any means. It's certainly a lot harder than I expected it to be and it requires some amount of discipline and a lot of patience. I definitely don't regret participating in NaNoWriMo and I would probably do it again this year.