Cause for hiatus?
We all get slammed with it.
(that and I forgot my password to this site for the nth time)
Anyway, tomorrow I’m going to start writing the book that’s been sitting in my head and on my computer (in pieces). The sad thing is right now, I’m in the phase where I can’t type the story directly onto a computer because frankly, it comes out as crap. My rough draft is usually whatever I’ve written in the notebooks, and then my subsequent drafts are what come out on the computer. Another thing that drives me nuts is that it takes forever to type things out.
I once paid my dear friend Fyrepen $1 for each page she typed out. She didn’t mind. I did (and not because I was the one paying). Turns out I do editing when going from paper to computer.
But anyway, got one more thing to do for tomorrow. Almost done reading Phantom of the Opera (first time reading, 2nd time experiencing the story, listened to an audiobook version already), and I’ll give my thoughts on it when I’m finished. It’ll be interesting.
So I’m back. Was sick for a while, had to recover from that, and then catch up on the mountain of schoolwork. On top of that as well was the short story fiction that I’m working on right now as a part of classwork.
I’m waiting for next week however to really get down to business about it because that’s when I’ll have all the time in the world. But it really needs to be sorted out, especially after today’s (slightly, okay I lied it was very) embarrassing episode involving a lot of unbelievable information in the latest installment. So that all needs to be sorted out. And I need to get off my rear and edit some work from last December. There’s been some demands on the fanfiction spectrum that need to be met, and tomorrow is when that will be done. (It’s a response to a challenge from Tumblr, but I won’t talk about that much here)
So once school is done for now (and I’m packed to travel again, that’s going to take a while), maybe I can get something worthwhile out. We’ll see.
It’s too early (at least here anyway), for this short of a post. But it’s gotta be said.
I figured out why it’s hard to get pre-written chapters out onto the computer. It’s because I prefer hand-writing over typing. For obvious reasons, that is problematic.
Ah, buona notte.
Welcome to the unofficial National Novel Writing Month blog of an aspiring writer.
For those who are unfamiliar with the idea, NaNoWriMo is a challenge where you, the author, write 50,000 words in the 30 days of November. The idea is to just write. Don’t edit, don’t rewrite, just get it out on paper. December is for the finishing/editing. I know it sounds daunting, and I saw it as such during my first year, but in the end I found it to be a lot of fun. Granted, the manuscript from last year is still sitting on my desktop, waiting patiently for me to remember its existence.
The point of this blog is to share experiences, stories, and maybe post a webpage or two that happened to catch my eye. It is also a motivator for me, since one of the rules is to tell as many people as possible so you’ll be motivated to pass the 50K word finish line.
What better way to tell people than to write about it on the Internet?
Anyway, right now, since it isn’t November yet, I’ve just been working on chapter outlines, which is permitted. Actual writing has to wait until 12:00 AM, November 1st.
And since I happen to stay up past midnight on an almost daily basis, that won’t be a problem. That was actually a trick that worked very well last year.
So, that’s all for now. Ciao!