Thursday, November 10, 2011

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Disclaimer: I received a $25 coupon from Melissa & Doug in exchange for this post.

Happy November -- A little late

I took a bit of a break from blogging to get some other stuff done, but I think I'm ready to get back into it. I told you in my last post (admittedly months ago) that I wasn't going to post on my blog just for the sake of getting a post up that day. I wanted my posts to have some kind of meaning. I'm not sure, exactly, why tonight is the meaningful night, but I got the urge, so here I am!

So should I catch you up on things? I don't really have too much to report. Not nearly enough to make up for my absence, really. I've been doing some crafting over the past few months. I've mostly been planning the crafting, though. Do you ever do that? You get the inspiration for a project from a magazine article or from something in your everyday life, you get all the supplies to do said project, but then time gets in the way and you don't get to the project? I'm determined not to let that happen. I'll be talking more about these projects later. The holidays are coming, and most of these projects are for gifts, so I really have to get moving.

I also decided to join NaNoWriMo this month and I failed terribly. NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is a movement where you work to write 50,000 words of a novel in the month of November. My boyfriend is doing it and he suggested I try too. Well Nov 1, I tried...Nov 2...tried...I've been trying every day but not much is coming. He's doing a fabulous job. I am not. But there's still time for the story to come to me.

See, my writing background is in poetry. When writing poetry, each specific moment, each line is vital. The crafting of a poem, for me is about each line as it comes, tweaking and changing as I go, so that when I finish, it's finished, for the most part. With this novel writing, my boyfriend told me to just write and worry about the edits later. It's very hard for me to do that. Much much harder than I expected. You novelists amaze me! :)

Ok so I've rambled on enough for the night. I'm glad I decided to do this tonight. It feels good to be back! Have a good one!