Hello out there! So I survived another November and another Nano. It was a tough one. This entire year has been tough it seems. But one thing I’ve learned: I want to write. I want to complete a project, from first rough, horrible draft to a polished piece that others may want to read, even pay for! So, to that end, I am going to do my very best to actually do that. As I embark on this journey, I plan on updating this blog once a week. I know I have been terrible in doing that, but I am making a promise to try and stick to that schedule. I am going to utilize scheduling on WordPress since I think that will save me quite a bit.
At this point and time, I think Fridays will be the easiest day to make sure I can get something up by, so expect something each Friday! I am sending this one today, of course, in order to let those of you who read my rather sporadic updates, that I am going to strive to be a better writer, and a better blogger. For now, I am going to concentrate on writing craft, book reviews, maybe a few bits and bobs of other things or thoughts on writing in general. Later on, I may start posting a few rough drafts of various works I’m pecking away on.
Just as a quick aside, I did win NaNo this year, though it was a very rough year. I struggled through 3 projects. Only the last one seemed to help any with the terrible lack of focus I suffered through this year. Still working on that a bit, though I’m running into bits and snags in my motivation. I keep wanting to take a break, just let my brain rest, but then that’s when my characters pipe up with, “Oh, but what about this idea? Or this one? You totally should do this!” -.- I think this is their revenge for what I put them through when I write.
I am happy I won this year, though I am disappointed. My initial goal was to get 100k words in for November, or at the very least, finish the manuscript I had started. That didn’t work out and by the end, I was struggling just to get the 50k. I got it though and now I get to use the discount to purchase a full copy of Scrivener. I started using that this year and I love it. It’s great. It’s so flexible… in some ways, it’s almost too flexible. So I’m currently doing some exploring on how best to set things up for myself to make writing as seamless for me as I can. Once I find it, I will be including that in a blog post, but it might be a while XD
As it stands now, I am giving myself a bit of a break (or trying to anyway) by doing a bit of reading! So look for a book review this Friday! That’s all for now! Thanks for reading and happy writing!