Where have I been??
Not here writing Betsy’s Blog that is for sure.
So, I’m breaking my silence finally after 2 years! It’s 2013. How’d that happen?
Ok so what have I been doing, you might ask, in the last 2 years? Or maybe you don’t care. That’s fine, too.
But just encase you are a bit interested…the biggest thing I am proud of is the fact that I participated in and completed a whole novel last November during National Novel Writing Month. Wrote just over 50K words.
I didn’t think I could do it and probably never would have attempted it but for my friend Von who just days before November 2012 told me she’d entered. Whatever Von does, I want to do? Maybe…but I hadn’t written much of anything up until then beyond extremely long emails full of fancy.
It was my attempt to restart my writing engines. And, it felt really good to meet the word goal by the deadline.
Needless to say NNWM does not require one to polish a novel in 30 days – only finish a very very rough first draft of at LEAST 50K words.
Truthfully, I didn’t think I had it in me to do. And, once again I was wrong.
Now, what I need for continuing work on this novel is something like, National Novel Revisions Month!
Ask and ye shall receive: http://www.test.nanoedmo.net/ . Alas, the month is March and it is now past. I did Nanowrimo for 3 years and succeeded in 2 of them; it’s a great exercise and I learned a lot about my writing process that way.
Glad to see you back and blogging! I kept a subscription to your blog in my reader just in case. (Last year, I did an exercise where I wrote 50 blog posts — one post a day Mon-Fri for 10 weeks. Another interesting exercise.)
Mike – I had no idea you had subscribed to this blog! Thank you and thank for the comment and link.
It’s nice to have someone actually read this. You know I think I did get an email from NANO about this
but just overlooked it – figures.
Hope you and Liz are well and heck, I like the pic!
Yay, glad you’re back in the world of the writer! If you need a deadline for revisions, we’ll be accepting novellas at Main Street Rag from May to September. Congrats!
Do you mean that Main Street Rag is a publishing house or a magazine?
I’m a little slow. 🙂
Hope you are well.
Are you still working for Main Street Rag? Do they still accept novellas?