Finally back!

It’s been a rough few months, healthwise. But I am starting to feel a bit more alive.its-alive

That pretty much sums it up. lol

I haven’t felt well enough to do much of anything. Last month I managed to send out 8 queries, 2 short of my goal. So this month I am going to try and send out 12 to make up for it. I am super excited to do NaNoWriMo again this year. I will be attempting to write a novel in a genre I’ve never done, this time it will be suspense. Last year I did a Creative Non fiction novel and it may be one of the best things I have ever written.

I am not a fan of plotting my stories, I prefer to write organically and see where it takes me. It can be fun, and very surprising. It can also be frustrating. I completely pantsed NaNo last year and I am debating whether I want to do that again. One problem I run into is my memory and mental fogginess can be a real issue. There are days I can’t remember what I wrote the day before, or I can’t think of words to explain what I want to happen. Simple things, like the sky is blue, can completely derail me and on those days I simply don’t write.  It’s not so bad when I don’t have a deadline. But, with a tight one like NaNo it does lead me to consider changing my somewhat wicked pantsing ways.

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My mind puppy is pretty flighty. So I might plot things out before getting started.

I am excited about this project though, it’s fun, no pressure and a great way to stretch my creativity and hone my mad writin’ skillz. 😛

Meanwhile book 2 of the Secret series is percolating away in my brain. Maybe after NaNo I will actually get writing!