– I have always held that line to my heart, through all my weary years – up to 52.9 (where I now stand). I capture it here for you now because – I’m seriously considering the upcoming NaNoWriMo. Yes…
NaNoWriMo… Years ago when I was writing songs (which I still do) I took up a similar challenge in the February Album Writing Month (FAWM). It was a wonderful exercise, attempting to write 14 songs in 28 days. As I recall, I did quite well at the beginning of the month, but then I let all manner of excuses derail me. I won’t bore you with the details – all atrocities that came along to derail me. As a kindred spirit of writing, you well know the fragility of motivation during a self-imposed state of constant uncertainty. GAAAHH!!!
You may be pleased to know that, I failed I did not write 14 songs… BUT YET! I also succeeded…
I ended up writing more songs in a shorter period of time than ever before. I also ended up venturing down conceptual roads that I never would have continued pursuing had it not been for… Duh Duh DUUUUH! THE LOOMING DEADLINE!!
So now I find myself lured; yes, sirens upon the wind doth call, and I am obliged to answer… *cough, gag* — anyway –
I find myself developing a short story concept which I started 1.5 years ago. I abandoned it to the mists, assuming it was no good. BUT- Now that I have resurrected it for possible use as fodder for NaNoWriMo, well… let’s just say, my feet are back in the starting blocks!
As the Chairman Of The Board once sang – “If I can – Fail it here, I’ll fail it – Anywhere…!” What? That’s not how it goes?? Well – we’ll see soon my pretty, we’ll see … AND YOUR LITTLE DOG TOO! ~TH~