Here we are, in the last week of NaBloWriMo, and we only have a few days left over at the Samhain's Sirens. My interview with Winston Emerson will be live next week as well.
It has been a very busy month, both online and off. It has been a lot of fun working on all of these projects, and writing everyday has been cool, even as it was challenging to do at times, due to Jack and I constantly injuring ourselves in new and interesting ways each week it seems lol. I told him the other night we needed to invest in a massive roll of bubble wrap, and make suits out of it, so maybe we can stay uninjured for a few days lol.
I was going to enter a couple of writing projects for next month as well...but I have changed my mind over the last couple of days. I need some creative room in my head. There are other personal writing projects that I want to work on, things that I SHOULD have been working on all during the month of October...but didn't. I had so much fun this month, and I am already excited for next year, for NaBloWriMo, and hopefully the Sirens will ask me back...but I need a little break. The personal projects I want to work on involve a slow simmering way of thinking. I need time to mull over things, time to research, time to THINK. I need to have the creative space to not write a single word on any given day if I choose not to. I approached this past month all wrong, but it was mostly because of the things happening in my life that had nothing to do with writing. I had a set plan before I even started the month of October, and life threw that right out of the window, as usual lol. Mice and Men ya'll....Mice and Men. ( Look it up. )
Anyway, I am both glad and sad to see this month come to an end. Glad, because so far I have made it, because it was so much fun, and I got to interact and become friends with some new and amazing people. Glad because it is almost over, and I get to reclaim that creative spot in my head that needs down time to chew on ideas before something (hopefully) good springs from the dark corners. Glad because I have learned a lot about myself, and what kind of writer I am, and under which conditions I work best, as well as learned that I can adapt to any situation when the need arises.
I am sad for many of the same reasons. I made it, (so far) and I am sad to see it end. I am really sad about the Sirens Project coming to an end, and I am hoping that the people I have met will not disperse into the wind until next year. I am also a little sad because I have gotten used to writing so much, even if the quality is a little less than it usually is. I have written more here in the last month than I have this entire year. So while I may not write daily anymore, I will be posting much more often than I was. Plus, now I have the fan page, which allows me to talk in fairly real time with people..and even though I might not post daily, I WILL be interacting on the fan page daily.
So this month of writing is filled with slightly bittersweet emotions. I have a handful of posts that have been on the back burner in my brain for a month...but they are not the bang out in ten minutes type of posts. I need the creative space to bring them to light, and I STILL have to write for PB...the post I have been stewing over the longest will be posted there. So I am looking forward to having a little breathing room to let the things that have been hiding in the dark see the light of day soon.
We are in the home stretch now...and it is totally possible that I could change my mind again and tackle a writing daily project for next month...but as it stands, it is time for other things, other types of writing. Who knows though....I am finding out that I can take on a lot more than I ever thought I could.
Have a great day everyone!