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Nano — Day Three


Yeah, so this is my first post in November, but I have been working on my Nano novel. I’m at just under 3,400 words, so I still need to knock out some words tonight, but I’m kinda proud that I worked on it two days in a row.

The only problem — I don’t like what I’ve written so far.

I don’t know if I’m not far enough into it to really enjoy writing it, or if my idea is fizzling out..but this is not much fun for me right now.

Then again, sometimes writing isn’t fun, so I’m going to power through today and see if I like where things are going. Otherwise, I might scrap this idea and work on another idea I had. It all still counts toward the word count anyway, right?

I’m going to assume you’re all nodding your heads in agreement.

OK — off to do some Nano’ing.

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Figuring Things Out


Being a generalist with a specialist bent should keep life interesting, and yet I sometimes find myself totally bored with what I am doing. But just because you love what you do, this doesn’t mean you will love it all the time. There are lots of things I enjoy doing that at times leave me cold and totally unmotivated. Not sure why I thought writing would be immune to that.

Like with anything else, you just have to find ways to keep it interesting. I’ve spent way more time on articles than I should have. Methinks it is time to branch out a bit. Remember what ignited my desire to become a writer in the first place. To that end I think I’m going to attempt NANO this year. Except I don’t think I’m going to do a novel per se. It’s going to be the shell of a screenplay instead. I also have a few passions I’m going to pursue as well, such as a website about eviction laws in the US. But that’s still in the planning stages.

So folks, the point to this ramble is this: do the stuff that puts food on your table, keeps the roof over your head, and gas in your car, but don’t forget to do the things that make you happy as well. Life is too short not to enjoy your trip around the sun.

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