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NaNoWriMo

Hello, my writing peeps!

Just a quick question, and feel free to wipe me off the planet if this is the last thing any of you want to know about/discuss etc:

Is anybody contemplating taking on NaNoWriMo this year? I've thought about it in the past, but this year, I think I'm finally in a place where I can actually do this - even though it requires planning, and even worse, a plot.

It's just, I think I might need some encouragement, you know? Maybe somebody who can shoot me an email, or daily PM or something like that. A visual kick in the arse, as it were. I'm willing to return the favour, if needed! I know I can't spend all day on social media, cause that defeats the purpose of setting a writing goal, but as much as the family is behind me (meaning, in theory, but the reality is a different beast), you guys are my best bet for success, I think.

Also, does anyone know if bluespirit on AO3 is here on LJ? I need to contact her(?) and ask a question, but it doesn't need to be out there for all the world to read.

Ta - and many happy words to you all. :)

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penombrelilas
Nov. 1st, 2014 02:12 pm (UTC)
I hear you. All of my dry spells went hand in hand with health issues as well. That, and my epic tendency to procrastinate. But digging into it and writing no matter what is pretty therapeutic. :D

Wonderful, I prefer e-mail as well. Do you mean you hate e-mail, or you hate keeping close tabs on it? lol

Aww, it's a pity you're not getting support at home. Maybe it's just a foreign concept he needs to wrap his head around first? I hope he'll get around soon! (And at least he is silent so you can write?)

First e-mail sent! :D
usakiwigirl
Nov. 1st, 2014 09:42 pm (UTC)
I meant I detest email specifically, although checking it regularly is probably what caused me to hate it in the first place. I admit it's easier with the phone and iPad linked, the stuff just downloads automatically. Takes the thinking right out of it. 'Course, I'm still dealing with the passive-aggressive comments from my husband about not checking email. God, I miss three hours 'cause I take an afternoon nap... (In his defence, I used to be shockingly awful, so he has some basis in his complaints, but that was when I had login, sheesh, give a girl a break already.)

It's 11:40pm here, and I'm done for the day. I'm still getting the epic silent treatment - I think I'll sleep in the spare room tonight, I'm not playing nice anymore. I can only take having a toddler in the house for so long - now is not one of those times. Nothing against toddlers of course, I know they're far better behaved. I raised two, and at least they had the decency to grow out of the sulky phase.

Sorry.

penombrelilas
Nov. 3rd, 2014 01:34 am (UTC)
Well, I use an e-mail client that has most of my addresses linked and I leave it open when I don't mind being disturbed by pop-ups. But it can be very distracting.

Gee, I hope the atmosphere eases up a bit.

I felt a bit torn about my projects today, and didn't get much done. I woke up with an idea for my current favourite het pairing, and jotted down the rudimentary premise. But I kept being sidetracked with reviewing canon for yuletide, trying to finish my podfic, writing fills for fic-promptly's challenge week and trying to decide which drabbletag prompt to fill at femslash100. Yeah, I know, zero focus. I told myself last month to pop out a fill for that drabbletag every day because it end on Nov 30, but I'm currently running out of ideas for the fandoms I don't need to review extensively.

Long story short, I "only" made it to 770 today. :) Hope you did better!

Edited at 2014-11-03 01:35 am (UTC)
usakiwigirl
Nov. 3rd, 2014 08:46 pm (UTC)
The atmosphere is much better, thanks. Talking things out helped a lot.

That said, my life is about to get a little crazy around here. We have a new family arriving on Wednesday, and my family is helping them settle in. I have to shop tomorrow for groceries, and then on Wednesday head out to the airport to collect them. I don't even know where their house is!

Now, I'm not working, so I should just stop whining, but damn it, I planned for this month to be free. Humph.

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