Apparently, my writing has a bit of a fan base with the readers of my blog. It is a….strange….feeling to be told by people you consider your peers that your work is enjoyable to them. Not quite euphoric, but somewhat similar to delicious, warm, hot chocolate!
That being the case, I have decided to move forward with an idea that has been simmering in the back of my mind. Namely the NaNoWriMo. In a nutshell, I will be attempting to write a fifty thousand word (50,000) novel in thirty (30) days. It boils down to One Thousand Six Hundred Sixty Six Point Six Seven (1666.67) words per day.
I must be outta my friggen mind…..
On top of that, through remembered postings from others, I am thinking that I might give NaPloBoMo a shot as well. Oh and Wrath of the Lich King (which I have pre-ordered) comes out on the thirteenth. Then there are the certifications that I want to complete by 11/30 and that pesky annoying thing called work (the stuff that pays the bills)!
must be am outta my friggen mind!!
The way I see it, everything mentioned above is interconnected. By participating in NaNoWriMo, I will force myself to write. By participating in NaBloPoMo, I will force myself to write some more AND post. And by posting I can keep my readership informed of my actions. Playing WoW will keep me somewhat sane (and quite possibly give me ideas), and working towards my certifications will help me get a raise.
This all really came together through conversations with the Wife and with RP. Last night , while in the midst of one of those conversations, I came to the conclusion that I don’t have anything that I am working towards accomplishing. So my life lacks a bit of meaning. Not a huge lack of meaning mind you, but since I regained the time usually spent commuting, playing WoW just doesn’t seem to be a good use of it. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy WoW, it’s just that too much of one thing isn’t good for you. And since my commute has changed so drastically, the amount that I am reading has changed as well. You can only read so much while waiting for your laundry to finish! I need to accomplish something, even a small thing, to prevent myself from falling into a mind numbing funk.
So if I at least take a crack at writing, maybe I will force myself to move forward with doing something I enjoy and actually become good at it.
Starting November 1st, expect to see a lot more of me. And maybe, just maybe, you won’t be sick of me by November 30th. And when I become a famous writer sipping espressos and writing on a MacBook Pro, you can say you knew me when I was a two bit hack! 😉