I have a real knack for abandoning this blog for months on end. I don’t do it on purpose. Really and truly, I don’t. Anyway, this latest absence has two explanations. The first I will be vague about, because… reasons. The online geek community has just been kind of toxic lately and I haven’t wanted to be a part of that. I honestly don’t want to elaborate any further so let’s leave that one alone.
The second reason is that I’m a winner.
I did NaNoWriMo for the first time ever and I TOTALLY won! Here’s the rundown, in case you don’t know: NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month. It’s a thing where you write a 50,000 word novel, or 50,000 words of a longer novel, in the month of November. That averages to 1,667 words a day. You “win” by simply writing 50,000 words!
I am slap worn out and can’t wait to go to sleep at a normal hour every night, but it was so worth it. I have been writing original stories since I was, oh, ten? Yet I’ve never finished anything worthwhile other than school papers and blog posts. So, I wanted to do NaNo this year. And I did it. My crafts and other hobbies suffered terribly during November, but I wrote fifty. Thousand. Words. I also created lots of characters who will eventually die horrible deaths. No regrets, y’all.
Assuming that I work up the courage to reveal it publicly, I’ll try to make a post talking about my story. In the meantime, I just wanted to brag about my accomplishment and explain my blogging absence. That’s all. I hope you all had a beautiful November. Mwah!