Tales From the Dark Side of NaNoWrimo, and 200 followers.

I’m sure both Nanoers and non-Nanoers alike must now be sick of all the Nano posts and memes. Only 18 days left!

It’s been more than a week since I posted (as one Mr Peter Monaco reminded me.) I’ve had exams and NaNoWrimo to deal with, combined with a dodgy Internet connection. But that’s no excuse. It’s been an interesting week, however. I missed two days of NaNo, and on the second day, I decided to give up. Yup. And then I also told myself I’d give up blogging. Yup. And that was the point my second voice kicked in and woke up my sanity. It happened like this: I carry around papers with the last five pages of my novel printed on them, so that I have something to do when lessons are slow. It so happened that some of my friends read these papers (I had not done the thing where I told everyone I knew that I was participating, as you are meant to do), and had positive feedback to give. And then the sanity kicked in and reminded me of how much I loved writing, and how much I needed to do it, as summarised in this quote:

Oh, I almost forgot about the second part of this post. I’ve actually somehow managed to attract 200 clearly misguided individuals to this blog! Yay! Somebody break out the champagne and forget that I’m 16.

Actually, champagne is pretty bitter. Who decided it would be a celebration drink? Why don’t we all have chocolate milkshake instead?

It’s now been three months of blogging and eleven days of NaNoWrimo. Once again, godspeed to anyone else participating out there (I’m looking at you, Pete and Contrary.)

Wow, I can’t remember what I was actually going to blog about. However, I do know that in honour of Movember and Le Clown I will at some point this week be writing either a bad poem or short story about, well, moustaches. Talking moustaches. Who spout philosophical wisdom. And if I write it up and it is too ridiculous then I will settle on something more serious. To do with moustaches. Also, I have readied something of a rant, partly about celebrity culture and partly about the BBC–I don’t know if anyone outside England has heard, but recently our national television corporation shoved a list of alleged paedophiles into the face of our Prime Minister. Yes, you read that correctly. No, I don’t know why either. But I most certainly have something to say about it.

The crow is back.


11 thoughts on “Tales From the Dark Side of NaNoWrimo, and 200 followers.

    1. dlaiden Post author

      It is. πŸ™‚ Writing was making me crazy but non-writing will surely do far worse than that! And I hardly feel emotionally resilient; I was under the impression that was meant to come about as I grow older. Maybe everything’s weird and backwards for me? πŸ˜‰

    1. dlaiden Post author

      Oh, thank you! πŸ˜€ I’ll be sure to recognise it soon, along with a Sunshine award I was also recently honoured with. Yay for blogging awards! πŸ™‚

  1. pinappleflavouredpeople

    Oh yes Na..wri…thing (Can never remember) is annoying, but only because the book (let’s call it a long short story) is in German πŸ˜› and it’s posts like this one that remind us all you certainly should never give up writing πŸ™‚

      1. dlaiden Post author

        I know, it’s a long and weird name isn’t it? πŸ˜‰ And are you doing NaNo/working on a book too? Good luck and godspeed, because you’ll need both. πŸ˜‰ I think like everyone else out there this month I’m beginning to realise even more what a task writing is.

        1. pinappleflavouredpeople

          As I said it’s in German and I don’t know if I could enter or not. I’m an easily confused person. I would have had problems keeping up, since I didn’t have internet for a whole week. And I’m not sure if it works with my no-pressure-concept πŸ˜› I am working on a book though…well, it’s a short novel..or a long short story. Maybe I’ll finish…one day πŸ™‚

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