Except for writing up a few blog posts, I’ve taken a break from NaNo writing today. I went outside for the first time in forever, capturing some pretty awesome pictures of life, if I do say so myself, and enjoying the perfect spring air. It’s been so long since I’ve been able to roam outside barefoot, the rain of the past week has made the grass soft, clean and the dirt soft, succulent, the perfect amount of soggy and dry. Whew, that was a long sentence, I apologise.
It was a breath of fresh air, literally, after being trapped inside with only my thoughts and my mounting, invisible failures to draw on. It’s not like I go outside that often when it’s not raining, never mind what my Instagram depicts, but there’s something about knowing you can’t go outside. It zaps the life out of your writing, your art, everything. This post is the most constructive I’ve been all week, it’s refreshing.
I’m trying to do the weekly and daily writing updates again this month, if you were a fan last November, you’re in for a befuddled treat again.
Once again I haven’t really prepared for this month except for joining a cabin with some NaNo buddies and setting my word count goal. I have a vague idea of what I’m doing this month. Cue nervous laughter.
In a writing and editing update post I talked about how I’m breaking up my poetry book Breathe into three separate books. I didn’t go into much detail, I only mentioned (I think) that it would be released in March.
Now, I have a bit more time to go into why I’m doing this and what the message is behind these poetry books.
I’ve got a new story in the works, up on Wattpad and on Tumblr called To Be A Hero.
I was challenged by a friend and fellow writeblr (@gingerly-writing) – a writer on tumblr to write a superhero story, something completely out of my comfort zone. I’ve only kind of started stepping into the whole superhero thing in general a couple months ago with No Capes on Wattpad and the release of Dr. Strange (My all time favorite male actor: Benedict Cumberbatch. Whoop!).
So, after about a week and a half (maybe even more) of hem-hawing I wrote the first chapter of a superhero story.
It’s always a joy to be nominated in a tag and I love the unique idea of being able to change the questions every time around, so thank you Rad Girl!
- Give nominees 11 questions to answer.
- Tag 11 people.
- Answer the 11 questions.
- Thank the person who nominated you.
I’m writing actively again!
In a previous post, I talked about life and writing. The post was riddled with self doubt, sadness, and writer’s block. Now two weeks later I’ve got a new writing project under way, and dearly loved, while I’m taking a break from regular writing stuff.
Warning this work is unedited.
It wasn’t the belly flop or exasperated cry that followed it that alerted me that something was wrong, although in hind’s sight according to Jeremiah I should’ve know that meant something was wrong.