Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I'm so ashamed...

Current tuneage: Beer on the Table - Josh Thompson

Well, it's been almost a YEAR since I've posted - which, if you had any idea what's happened those last twelve months, you wouldn't be surprised - but here I am! To sum up: I'm moved to a different state, started a new job and fallen in love with writing all over again.

And, I'm possibly certifiably insane because, after much deliberation, decided to go forward with NaNoWriMo again this year. I just couldn't help myself. Thirty anxiety-filled days where you're not sure what's real and what's not (are you sure my characters don't really exist? I seem to be spending an awful lot of real time with them...), struggling to find the right plot path (or any plot at all) and thirty nights in a row of feeling mentally exhausted after a day of thinking so hard you think your brain might pop. So, call me crazy, but I'm doing it again.

A few months ago I reread all the pieces I've written since I started over two years ago and noticed a trend that made me very happy: my writing has increasinly improved. Not by a ton, but little by little the plot flows better, the characters are deeper and there seem to be fewer amateur mistakes.

So, I promise I'll be back writing here regularly again and in the meantime, I'll leave you with my NaNo stats:

NaNoWriMo Stats:
Days in: 17
Words written: 33,206
On target? Yes!