I’ve mentioned it here and there specifically in my State posts, but since it’s the last day of the month, I wanted to put up the “official” notice of my pseudo-hermitage for the month of November/NaNoWriMo. I am going to attempt to write at least 50k words of a new story (the official NaNo stipulations), which means I need to make time to get out an average of 1667 words a day, though I’ll be writing by hand, so it’s going to be a more rough estimate. I decided on handwritten because the last two stories were entirely on Word, and I was neurotic to the point of paranoia about losing my work. Oddly enough, handwriting stories doesn’t take any longer than not. It’s just a different initial stage of the writing process.
Since my three State and Final Fantasy Friday posts take hours to draft, review, and complete, they’re going on the chopping block for this month. I’m also going to potentially cut down my reading or at the very least not pick up anything new (except for my lunchtime Kindle breaks). I’ll still be checking comments and reading what blog subs I can on the weekend, though I’ve turned off nearly all of my notifications or attempted to…WordPress makes that so damn difficult.
My plan is to write early in the morning before I go to work, which means 5:45 wake up times to get as much written between 6:00-8:00. I’m hoping my chronic fatigue behaves this month, but I’m not going to beat myself up if it doesn’t, and I always have the evenings/contingency plan. I didn’t do nearly as much prep as I wanted due to concentration issues, but the story’s been in my head for over a year, so I’m hoping I won’t have to force it out. The prep was mostly details about the world that may or may not find their way into the text, but need to be kept in the back of my mind as I’m writing.
If you’re partaking in NaNo, you can friend me at the website under TheShamefulNarcissist. For some reason whenever I try to find anyone, nothing comes up, but people can find me. I’m also easily reached through the contact here or on twitter @ash1rose. Also my Discord pals, you know how to find me lol, nor have I forgotten about that collaborative project, which I’ll be using the extra time on the weekends to work on, if not the evenings if I can manage to get up early in the morning.
So I think that’s it. I wanted to just make an official announcement in case anyone wondered why it went quiet here all of a sudden. I mean the site is called The Shameful Narcissist Speaks, not The Shameful Narcissist Is Silent :p
Good luck to my other NaNo friends and happy blogging to all the rest of you lovely people! I’ll be back fully in December with my regularly scheduled State and FF Friday posts along with the continuation of blog updates. Next year there will be even more exciting things in store, but I’ll talk about that when the time comes 🙂