My keyboard has been silent, both here and for my novel. I have buried myself in housework and organizing and Pinterest and Farmville 2. I choked, as the phrase goes, in my first attempt to do NaNoWriMo. My writing ego took a beating as I realized that doing only blog writing for the last 20 odd years left me ill-prepared for dialogue and other craft elements that I took for granted would just come to me. After all, in my family and social circles – I’m the writer. I was the teenager that wrote reams of bad poetry and went on to write for the college newspaper. I have the one with forty beginnings to forty different novels sitting in a storage box and a completed self-help manuscript that almost no one has seen. I have been reading since I was four and writing novels like my author heroes was the career I was always going to get to eventually. This year was supposed to be that *eventuality* and I wrote less than 3,000 words out of the 50,000 for the competition.
I kept finding other things to do.
In other news, my apartment is cleaner and I’m on my way to being organized… well, at least more than I was at the beginning of November. I actually did a project that I found on Pinterest (I’ll share more about that in another post), working on a second one (Command Center) and I have done a ton more research in creating a Home Management Binder. And that huge pile of papers that was towering next to me? It is now 3/4 of the way gone.
I am embarrassed in a way. :::sigh:::
I choose to look at the bright side of things. I started two different books, both of which I love and am excited to continue working on as the muse comes to me.
The silence has gotten too loud for me though and it is time to start blogging again.
xoxo ~ Melissa