In case you didn’t know, November is National Novel Writing Month. For aspiring writers who choose to participate, it’s a month-long marathon of writing 1667 words a day, or 50,000 in 30 days. In past years, I’ve participated. It can be a solo endeavor, something you do with a few friends to encourage one another, or a majorly social undertaking with group write-ins and events before and after the month itself.
I’m not doing it this year.
What I may try to do instead is put our more frequent blog posts and RP stories. Last year, instead of doing NaNoWriMo, I bought a journal and decided that I would fill it cover to cover. Whether the writing was journal entries, short stories, longer story planning, or whatever, my goal was to fill it. I almost made it. This year, in the spirit of the month, I’ll be trying to write more, but I won’t be doing a novel. I didn’t plan enough in advance, and I’m too far behind already to make up the required word count.
I’ve been bad about writing since Legion launched, as evidenced by the stretch of time between my last entry and Summoner’s Circle. I get weird when I’m not writing. Cranky, irritable, depressed. Creative types don’t just create because they want to, they create because they need an outlet for that energy. I’ve been neglecting that part of my mind, and I think it’s to the detriment of my mental well-being.
So, expect more blog posts. I’ve been teasing the Death Knight post for awhile now, and I’m still working on it. I may have more RP stories to put up, too. Something’s been happening with all of my RP characters since Legion launch, maybe it’s time I put some words together to bridge that time gap.