With My Finger Poised Over the Delete Key…

If it weren’t for people in my life urging me not to, I’d probably scrap all 50,000+ words of my novel-in-progress.

There are parts of this book that are magical, that inspire me to keep going, that make my friends smile and want to read more. But for a few months now, I’m just like: where’s this story headed? Why did I start writing it in the first place? What’s it even supposed to be about?

Inching Closer

And if there was ever a metaphor for my life right now, I guess that would be it. I’m 25, graduated, working, paying the bills (no small feat in Toronto). But what’s next? Do I settle down here or move on to somewhere new? Continue working one-and-a-half jobs while trying to fit in more creative writing on the side indefinitely?

This adventure in the north, though finally blooming into a lovely experience, has for the most part been long and arduous. And I think when a long, arduous journey starts getting less long and arduous, I start looking for something new—a new challenge. I don’t know how I feel about that…

Your Guess is as Good as Mine

But I do think that sometimes sticking around and being committed to the season and place you’re in can be the greater challenge. (And yes, sometimes it’s time to move on).

So I guess in my book, as in my life, I need to decide which challenge I’m going to step into.

Have you ever found yourself wondering what’s next or wanting to rekindle the passion you had for a project? What did you do?

To Be or Not to Be (a Wrimo)

That is the question.

I first heard about National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) through a video by John Greene.

He mentioned this 50,000-words-in-30-days writing challenge that so many writers, published and unpublished took part in, and that piqued my interest. If I wanted to be a writer, especially a novel-writer, that would be a good place to start, right? (Write?)

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A Bit About Me

My name is Megan, and I’m a mid-twenties Communications Coordinator with a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Toronto. During my time at school, I studied everything from editing to writing to literary analysis. Now, I work with written copy everyday to polish, improve, and promote quality writing.

Fun fact about me: I lived in Florida before I moved to Canada! (I know, I know…why would anyone do that to themselves? I ask myself that question every winter!)

I am very much still strengthening my writing and communications muscles, and I’m grateful to have the opportunity to do so! In my spare time, I like to practice by reading great books and working on my debut novel (which will debut hopefully sometime before I die……).

I’m so glad you stopped by. Please feel free to share your pointers, tips, links to your own blog, freelance opportunities (;)), or even just a kind hello! I love meeting fellow writers and following along on their journeys.