I’ve been in a slump.
For about two years, maybe even more now, I’ve had a bad case of writers block. I tried several times to get over it, tried several methods, but nothing worked.
Then I met a new friend.
I was too shy to tell her in person when we passed each other at work that I thought her tee shirt was the best thing since sliced bread (it had pandas… need I say more?), so I sent her an IM… and the rest is history. I accidentally found out that she rivals me in my love of books, all things Harry Potter, and writing. Since friends are hard to come by, I thought my circumstances were pretty darn good.
Then she helped me break through my writers block.
And since then she’s convinced me to join NaNoWriMo. If you haven’t heard of NaNoWriMo, it’s the National Novel Writing Month. Pretty much, lots of people get together using an online forum (and they meet in person too!) and write 50,000 words in the month of November. That’s right. 1667 words a day. The length of a YA novel. I thought I had it in the bag… I was going to take a story I had bits and pieces of, fill it out and edit it and have my word count hit 50k in no time.
Instead, my friend and I got talking and I accidentally created a short story idea… which became a novella… and is now my focus novel for NaNoWriMo. It’s day 8, which means I should be sitting pretty at around 13,333 words. I’m at 2770, instead. Not where I want to be, but not at 0 and with no more writers block. So if you’re wondering where I’ll be disappearing to until the 30th, it’ll be to the magical world of writing.
I know not many people read this blog. Let’s face it, there are millions of bloggers, each with thousands of ideas and hundreds of posts, and mine isn’t exactly super unique. But to those who do pop on here now and again, thank you, and I’ll be back soon. I might even post my short story up once I’ve made some edits. I have a few posts in mind, but my slump has stopped me from doing much about that.
Now, back to writing about dragons in Scotland and how London is a little to loud and noisy!
(I can’t find the original artist, but I found this on Pinterest: Foxtato )