Tribe Writers or NaNoWriMo?
I'm addicted to writing challenges. I'm also a big fan of writing courses. Which is why my mind went into overdrive when I learned that Tribe Writers would reopen in November.
Yes, the month of NaNoWriMo.
I know I'm talking about apples and oranges here. One is a paid course which focuses on platform-building; the other is a free writing challenge. But time and attention are limited resources. A few days before the month starts, I'm having trouble choosing what to do.
NaNoWriMo has been on my bucket list for a while. I have courted it and avoided it for many years, even before I started writing fiction regularly. Now that I have developed a regular writing habit, I feel I might have the chance of completing the challenge. I'm not convinced, but I could give it a shot.
And then there's Tribe Writers.
Like I said before, I'm a big fan of writing courses. Ever since I heard of this one, I've been dying to give it a try. I have read testimonials from people who took it. I have watched them succeed in Medium and other platforms. I see the value in it. I know I would benefit a lot from learning how to promote my work.
I have until tomorrow to decide.
My gut tells me to do both, but I have reasons not to trust my gut with this kind of choice. I have a history of overcommitting myself with writing goals. I have often done the same with courses, too. I can see myself signing up for both and proceeding to crash and burn spectacularly, getting less value than if I had chosen to give my full attention to either of those.
Instead of trusting myself to do the right thing, I'm deferring to Medium.
I know a lot of people here have taken the Tribe Writers course. I know there are plenty of NaNoWriMo winners here, too. And I'm sure I'm not the only one who has considered doing both at the same time.
I'd like to hear from you: should I do both? Just NaNoWriMo? Just Tribe Writers? Or should I forget about the whole thing and carry on with my life?
I suck at decisions.
I need help from people who know exactly what I should do with my life. People who are not afraid of telling me I'm doing it wrong. People who can easily come up with a step-by-step plan that will lead me to success.
Thankfully, I have come to the right place.