If you haven’t seen on Twitter, I’m participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) where you try and write 50,000 words in 30 days of November. Last year, I tried, and utterly failed. This year, I’m determined to win… And it’s taking a lot of my time.
So I’ve been pretty absent on here. I feel bad about it, but I’m taking this one month for myself and for my writing, which is okay. I’m allowed to do that!
I’ll be back soon, of course. I miss posting consistently on here, and part of the reason I hadn’t been (even before NaNo started) was because I’m in a blogging slump. I don’t know what to post, and even when I do, I don’t feel the motivation to do actually write the posts.
IT’S BAD, FRIENDS.
I’m working on drafting posts now, but it is very slow progress. Hopefully in December, I’ll be back with posting at least two times every week.
Another reason I’ve been pretty absent on here is school. I started a new school this year, and it takes a lot more time than before, leaving me with very little time to blog. I’m going to figure out my schedule soon, and return to consistent posts as soon as possible.
A third thing is that a few weeks ago, my dad was diagnosed with a (luckily non-cancerous) brain tumor, which is still very terrifying. It’s been a crazy couple of weeks for my family. He had the surgery October 31st, and he’s recovering, but it’s very, very slow. It’s hard. But he’s okay.
So, let’s talk about NaNo!
I’m writing this post November 22, with no clue of when it’ll go up, but as of now, I’ve written 35,000 words. I haven’t yet started my writing for the day, but when I do, I’ll write enough to keep on track. I’ve never been on track before, so this is very very exciting.
If you’re being polite, you might ask: Ava, what’s your story about?
And then the conversation would go:
me: omg I can’t believe you actually want to know!
you: well, okay I was just being nice but whatever, continue
me: it’s about sister relationships and ghosts and a ship in the middle of a forest and an f/f relationship and set in Oregon and…
you: *runs away*
I haven’t had this conversation yet, but it’ll happen. I have a feeling.
I am INCREDIBLY excited about this WIP, and motivated to finish it, for once. It’ll happen. I know it. If you’d like to know more about my book, here is the Pinterest board! That describes the book better than I could.
A few FAQs
Q: Can I read it???
A: Aww, that’s so sweet of you! It’s not even CLOSE to ready yet. I’m still in the very very first draft-y stages. I’m not looking for beta readers as of now, but maybe later!
Q: Will it be published?
A: It’s my dream to get a book published, so hopefully someday! But no time in the foreseeable future.
Q: Can you post a snippet?
A: Not yet! Like I said before, it’s not readable. Once it’s edited, I’ll post snippets on Twitter.
Are you doing NaNoWriMo? How’s it going? We can motivate each other! Tell me all the things about your story (if you’d like). Do you have any blogging/book related questions you’d like answered in a post? Leave me a comment! I really do need your help. Did you miss my wonderful, helpful, magnificently inspiring blog posts? (Just kidding!)