Monthly Archives: July 2021

Back to Posting

It’s been a long time since I have posted anything here. I really have no excuse. Yes, the pandemic came along, and things were weird, and my brain felt all discombobulated, but that was true for everyone. I didn’t get sick, and I’m now fully vaccinated, and nothing particularly tragic happened to me. I’ve been very lucky. I guess I just felt disoriented and didn’t have anything much to say.

Since the last thing I wrote about was that I was going to try National Novel Writing Month, maybe I will ease my way into posting again by commenting on that.

National Novel Writing Month worked! I completed the draft that had eluded me for years. I am now a decided fan of NaNoWriMo. If you are struggling to complete a draft, I highly recommend it.

The book is still not ready for publication, but I completed the draft in November 2019, and did much revision last year, and I got it to the point that I was willing to let a select few people (well, actually, one person) read it earlier this year. That person’s response was very encouraging, but I still want to work on it some more before I let more people read it. I am not, by anyone’s definition, a fast writer. I wish I were, but I’m just not. I brood and mull over changes, and then I leave the manuscript alone for a while until I forget most of what’s in it, and then I brood and mull some more. I would dearly love to be one of those prolific writers who just creates book after book after book, but my mind just doesn’t seem to work that way.

However, in between bouts of working on that book, I did manage to complete another one, which will be the first of a series. I think I’ll make that the topic of my next post. Maybe I will be able to get back into posting regularly. I’ll just coax my poor, plodding brain along, one thought at a time.

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