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Dec 29, 2011

That's My Story & I'm Sticking To It

Dear Readers,
How have you been?
Having disappeared from the blog world (for two weeks, I believe) and I felt like giving you all a nice little update as to what I was doing during that time.
Firstly I finished/didn't finish the NaNoWriMo challenge. By finished, I mean I met my goal. I wrote 100 pages of my story but unfortunately I didn't reach the end of my story or the word count for NaNoWriMo :( However, I didn't have the time to write anymore than I managed because towards the end of November my homework started to get intense!

I plan on finishing the story but not this year. I need to set it aside and forget about it a bit and then read it from beginning to end. While I was writing the story there was a lot of stuff I wasn't too crazy about. Plus the story was never supposed to be longer than 100 or so pages.

I also discovered a great way to overcome my writing weakness. My weakness is procrastination and I can spend ages, I mean ages finishing a story but during NaNoWriMo it only took me 30 days to get 100 pages. Now I'm trying this technique with another story. So far it's working really well but I just need to schedule in some breaks between writing or else I'll get pretty bored/give up :D
So that's what's up with my life right now, anything exciting happening with you?


  1. Sounds like your NaNo was a success to me.
    And if you need breaks, take them. Whatever fuels your creativity.

  2. Happy New Year! I have a bad habit of procrastination as well.. good luck in the new year.. I'm positive you will accomplish all you set out to do :)

  3. sounds like a fabulous plan!

    Will you post your pages here? WE did the artists way, have you heard of that? Writing 5 pages of stream of conscious each morning as a way to limber up the mind!

    xo em