It has been a CRAZY week. Obviously. No blogs.
I didn’t want to blog about the stress of work, and while I have had some thoughts, it has been very hard to collect them and write them in an organized fashion.
Even now, I am struggling. I am struggling for a few reasons, which I will enumerate now.
One: Stress, namely work related
Two: A possible ovarian cyst that has been growing in pain and intensity of said pain, for the past few hours
Three: Very busy with said work.
Four: Focused more on projects within my writing world, namely Flake City. But my mind is rarely far from Flake City, or the Island that Molly is on, because I know what they represent and how those stories tie in.
So, because of these reasons, I have not updated the blog. Hell, I haven’t even posted my Giggledoodle Cookies blog, despite having it totally finished and pictures already taken.
(Except a good cover shot of the finished cookies).
I decided to go ahead and type a little bit about this stuff, but mostly I wanted to open up my app to write a bit on the next chunk of Flake City. Some major stuff is happening in Flake City, and it has me very inspired.
If this cyst doesn’t get any better, I may only have writing to do…Sometimes these things hurt pretty damn bad.
Well, I am still in pain, but the power of THC fuels me. This morning I didn’t have time to really smoke or do anything before work, because I slept so late. Tomorrow I will tough it out at work to by smoking ahead of time and getting to bed earlier to I don’t sleep in as much tomorrow morning.
Anyways, I have been working on a bit more of Flake City inspired by today’s events. I don’t feel well enough to work out with the pain I am in, but I made a bit of dinner and now I am updating the blog.
Basically, NaNoWriMo, for those who don’t know, is National Novel Writing Month. The goal is to write and log 50,000 words in the month. I have written several different Amy/Jake novels, before I really “understood” my universe.
I need to narrow down my choices for NaNoWriMo, which probably means making a list of options for NaNoWriMo. I need to make sure I don’t burn myself out during NaNoWriMo, because I want to do Blogmas (Write a blog every December 1-25), which means keeping lots of energy stored up for all that creation.
I should explain.
I didn’t fully understand my universe, I didn’t understand nor was I even fully capable of writing, the full scope of what was happening in my universe, and I was also too busy lost in my own issues to really be able to work on my art enough to do that.
Now I do, and even though I have done a few books, I have only logged on, in the time frame, on the website, so I have gotten credit for completing like, one year. So, my goal is to do it, and log it, to really and properly engage.
I know if I were a proper blogger, I would go to the in person write-in’s, with maybe business cards, and network/meet with writers, but I don’t know that I would do that.
But, I could at least do the online ones and participate. It does mean the blogging will be tricky, because you have to write a good amount every day to meet your goal, and since November is such a busy month, I need to log a few days of lots of words, to get ahead on NaNoWriMo.
Thanksgiving, my birthday, work, and my past experiences, tell me to log as many heavy writing days as possible, as many 5k and up days as possible, to have the best success.
The first year I did NaNoWrimo, I did this, and I finished early. I plan on succeeding, ergo, I need to do the damn thing.
But, that also means I will be pretty tired come December, a month with holidays. Like, the big ones.
Blogmas means one blog everyday from December first till Christmas Day.
That is a lot of blogging, but sounds like a great way to grow as a writer and a blogger.
But, that is a lot of creative energy to worry about for two months, so I am trying to narrow down what I will be writing about for NaNoWriMo, and also some topics to pull from in the slower months of December where I maybe won’t have anything interesting to blog about.
So, I am working on a list of new project ideas for NaNoWriMo. I will make it something from my universe, so the question is which part in the timeline and dimensions I will cover. Roxy, my narrator, I know will be there, by default, but I have no idea where else I will go for that month of creative writing.
So, balance and planning matter, with the coming months. Next month we have Bret’s birthday and Halloween, so I have that to consider as well, with the planning and such.
So, keep your eyes peeled if you want to know which ideas I am considering for NaNoWriMo and Blogmas.
But, for now, I want to get to a stopping point with the creative writing I am doing so, I need to return to that before I lose any more energy from not feeling too well.
I really hope this isn’t a cyst.
Anyways, tomorrow is Thursday and I already had a bad day this week, so I am going to have the positive mentality that I already had my bad day of the week.
I hope you have a fantastic Thursday!