Well bloggers, it's been 30 days of NaNo craziness. 30 days of oblivion to anything but writing. For me, 30 days of failure. I only really wrote two days out of the 30, and only got 2,454 words written. It's just a mess!
They say success is found through failure, but I don't feel like I'll be successful with writing any time soon. They also say that writing is a battle. A battle against laziness, procrastination, and fear. This year, I was afraid to use a "bad" idea for a story, so I procrastinated from writing anything, and then I just got lazy and wrote nothing. All I did was think about writing this fantastic story. But thinking doesn't get the job done. The positive thing I learned for next year is how not to be lazy, not to procrastinate, not to fear my ideas. I at least came up with a good idea finally, and will continue writing it now that the NaNo pressure is off. It's almost the same thing that happened last year. I only made 5,000 words during November, but in December I wrote 13,000 more words! Still didn't meet the goal of finishing that novel. But so I keep on learning stuff about myself. I'm not very good at finishing. Maybe that'll be my New Year's resolution: Finish What You Start. We'll see I suppose.
Anyway, I'd like to stop ranting now about all that. I'd also like to get back into blogging. This blogging once a month crap has got to stop! I lost a few followers in all this mess, so I'd also like to quit doing that. Not that followers are the only reason I blog, but they are so very nice and so very important to me. I appreciate sooooo much all the support I have recieved from my followers.
There I go again, off on a tangent. This is supposed to be a writing and book blog, but some of my life gets thrown in here too. I could only hope to one day be as big as some of the blogs I read out there.
Alright, I'm going to sign off, as I can't seem to stop blabbering. Plus I've got to get to the reading of my current book:
The Woman in Red by Eileen Goudge
Gosh it's a fantastic book so far!!! I recommend it. I'll most likely be doing a review of it as well. I do have one question: How do you review a book that your audience might find offensive or inappropriate to them? There are a few books I would love to review and recommend, but not sure how they will be taken, as they are pretty controversial. Any help with this would be great! Hope you all did better than I did in NaNoWriMo. Talk soon!
Peter Walker R.I.P.
8 hours ago