Friday, November 17, 2017

The Best Laid Plans

Hello. I need to take a blogging hiatus. 

I have so many fun ideas for posts, and I have so many things that I want to share with you, my lovely friends and followers... Alas, I do not have time to blog right now. This frustrates me because blogging is a creative outlet for me while I'm writing papers and literary responses and other required schoolwork. Unfortunately, I just don't have time to devote to blogging because of assignments, papers, and exams. I need to not feel the stress of another "assignment" in trying to get a blog post out every week or every other week. 
So, I am giving myself permission to let blogging go until the end of the semester. Expect a lot of blog posts to come your way after December 21 and into the New Year! 
Also, keep your eye on my Twitter and Instagram, for it's more likely that I'll be able to post there than on here. 
Until mid-December, then... 

Thursday, November 2, 2017


I'm not doing NaNoWriMo this year.

No Novel Writing Month for me.
I'm breaking a six-year streak, and I feel horrible about it.

I simply don't have time to plot and write an entirely new novel right now.
But I won't be forsaking writing all together... No. I may not be writing a new project, but I am working on an old one. One of my goals this month is to work on my Unnamed Fantasy Novel (you know, that one I'm planning to publish next summer that STILL DOES NOT HAVE A NAME) every day for one hour (or one chapter... whichever happens first). I'm planning on cutting a lot of unnecessary content, especially at the beginning of the novel. Why yes, I am terrified. The beginning of this story has stayed mostly unchanged since the first draft. I've been so attached to it that I haven't been able to cut out much. Do you guys ever suffer from that problem?
I'll let you know how the amputation goes.

Good luck to everyone who is participating in NaNoWriMo this year! I know you can do it. Tell me about your project in the comments!