It feels difficult to get back into blogging, partly because that strange time between Christmas and New Year is over and I've forgotten what routine is. Also because in the past few days I've been submitting more writing to online journals, etc., so blogging hasn't been my priority. As I wrote in this post, this… Continue reading Poems and Squids
While NaNoWriMo has me excited for writing my novel, I’ve also been getting back into poetry. I do write small poems frequently but lately I’ve been more motivated to write ones that are longer, more thought out, and not only consisting of simple rhymes. I want to write rhythms that aren’t necessarily expected or easy… Continue reading Writing in the New Year
I’ve finished tidying up my novel word document, and while it feels good to have everything in order and everything usable, I deleted so many words that my word count is now about 30,000 words instead of the 50,000 I wrote during NaNoWriMo. This is necessary for the story I’m writing now, and I have… Continue reading Sharing (your writing) is Caring
If you’re not sure what NaNoWriMo is, I explain it in this post. This year’s National Novel Writing Month has been a refreshing experience for me. Outside of blogging I haven’t spent large chunks of time dedicated to creative writing for a few months, other than university. Regardless of word count, the discipline of writing… Continue reading Recap / NaNoWriMo 2019
The first week of NaNoWriMo has passed and we’re onto day eight. The first six days involved me being unimpressed by my plot – or, lack of one – and the only thing keeping the story rolling on were conversations that would need to be deleted upon settling on a plot. They were, and still… Continue reading Why Do I Want to Write a Novel?
You know what’s nearly here? NaNoWriMo 2019! (If you aren’t sure what that is, you can look at this post where I explain it.) I cannot tell you how excited I am. Last year I didn’t reach 50,000 words. I was going strong, and then halfway through the month I went to Sydney and things… Continue reading Less Than a Month / NaNoWriMo 2019
Without much thought, my answer would be yes. You hear it everywhere – or, I do – that people want to consume bite-sized media. This comes in the form of Instagram and YouTube; it’s easy to consume and it's how people market themselves these days. It’s more common for someone to pitch their ~aesthetic~ Instagram… Continue reading Is Blogging a Dying Art?