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Hello December, Bye Bye Things To Do

Welcome to December the 1st.  November is gone, far, far away.  NaBloPoMo is over.  NaNoWriMo is over.   I finally got sleep last night!  Apparently I had to be air lifted to bed at 9 o’clock but I remember nothing.  Let’s just say November finally caught up on me.  I think I posted everyday although I could be wrong.  And I definitely got past 50k on my NaNo novel…including the 5k that little man lost on me yesterday.   *Grumbles quietly to self*

So now what?  I’m at a loss.  I’ve been so used to getting up with a plan that now I don’t know what to be doing.  And what I did before doesn’t seem fun anymore.  Hmm….

I even found myself looking out for other things to take on throughout December.  Because Christmas isn’t enough for me…:/

Oh, I did fail something actually.  I failed my November Reading Challenge miserably.  I was supposed to read three books set during a World War.  I started to read Band of Brothers which is really good by the way but everytime I tried to read it, I started to think about my NaNo novel so lets just say it didn’t go very far.    Maybe I’ll try and do it this month.  If a certain book arrives this month, I may even get to take part in the book club on blogcatalog. 

So now it’s December, which means I can no longer ignore Christmas and I’ve been thinking about the new year.  Yesterday, I sort of decided to make another blog or else incorporate what I’m doing into the other blog I already have.  You may have noticed that I love to write, but I’ve never tried to get published…yet I give other people advice on writing.  So that doesn’t really make much sense.  I wondered how I could be of use to people that are trying to get published.  I’m including short stories, poetry, open letters, all forms of writing in that. 

 It’s kind of a stupid idea but I sort of thought about having a year long challenge where I try to get things published online and in print and let people know how it goes, if I get a response, if that response is personal, how long it took, that kind of thing.  Then at the end of the year, I could stop and be like well, I tried, now I can write for fun and forget about anything else.   I could even invite other people to give their stories along the way.  I don’t know.  I feel like I need a plan for a change.  This way, I would have an excuse to keep writing a lot 😉

I used to do a little bit of freelance writing online and although I enjoyed it, I craved fiction.  But I gave it up because of problems with Internet connectivity.  Since then, I’ve felt like something was missing, I’ve tried to fill it with my other blog but it didn’t really do the job.  It made the feeling that I was missing out even stronger.  NaNoWriMo sort of filled the void a little.  So this new idea is my solution or resolution for next year if it still sounds like a good idea by January.  😉

So, what are your plans for next year if any?  Do you make New Year Resolutions?  I think this will be my first one if it’s feasible!


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NaBloPoMo and NaNoWriMo Time

Hope you all had a great Halloween no matter what you did…

 The clock has past midnight so we are officially in NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo Time now.  I did sign up for both – in case you don’t know, NaBloPoMo is like a blogging version of NaNoWriMo,  you must blog every day during November.  I decided it would be easy because I could update about my experiences with NaNoWriMo if I didn’t have anything to write 🙂

I’ve finally settled on a vague idea for NaNoWriMo…and the idea seems to be gearing for a younger audience everytime I consider it.  I quite like the idea that it is expected of you to write a pile of crap, takes a bit of the pressure out of things! 

I’m not going into my idea because I am likely to change it by the time I actually sit down to write so it will probably be a surprise to even me.  I’m quite excited about it, I’m waiting for my new laptop charger to arrive so I will actually be able to type in bed if I can’t sleep instead of sitting up all night and getting a stiff back.  As I have mentioned before, I have two pre-schoolers so it will be quite difficult to find the time to type other than during the night.  I really don’t know how novelists with families find the time, I’m most impressed – managing my time well is really not my strong point. 

Come the end of November, I will probably have bald patches from tearing my hair out, black bags under my eyes from sleep deprivation and have eerily pale skin from a lack of exposure to sunlight.  That’s pretty much what I’m looking like right now to be honest but hopefully by then I’ll actually have an excuse for it and maybe even feel like I can call myself a writer without feeling like an imposter.

Good luck to everyone who is taking part in either of these events this year.  My user name is clairec23 on both if anyone is passing by and wants to say hello!

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