Hard at work on the site stuff now. Haven’t been to the doctor yet, but figured I’d share a snippet from my NaNo project. Enjoy 🙂
She watched him go, sunlight bathing his dark skin and turning his black hair blue wherever it touched, then made her way to the center of the clearing, where a small spring bubbled up from the earth, surrounded by wildflowers. Dropping to her knees next to it, she submerged her hands in the cold water, sucking in a breath as the ice-cold water met her hot skin. Shifting her body back so she was leaned over her knees in a low bow, she let her head come to rest on the ground and focused on her breathing. With every exhale, she could feel the anger and frustration flow from her body, down through her hands and into the water.
She lost track of time as she stayed in that position, grounding all of the negative energy she had let build up too far, but eventually, she became aware that the water was now warm, and she was no longer alone by the spring. Keeping her hands in the water, she turned her head so it was no longer her forehead, but her cheek, resting on the ground.
Alex had re-entered the clearing and was standing guard over her prostrate form, eyes constantly skimming the skies and treeline.
On a whim, she reached for her lanai and sank her consciousness into the earth. The flowers around her lit up in her mind and the wind brushing through the treetops tickled against her skin. Underneath it all, she felt him.
Don’t hate me. I know I haven’t been posting. Not even going to try and explain it, because honestly, I don’t remember the last time I posted. It’s just hard to keep this updated when there is literally nothing going on in my life, and everyone already knows what’s going on in the news. I’m not about to get on here and tell you what you already know.
I’m mostly hopping on here to let you know that I am participating in NaNoWriMo this year. I’m hoping to use it to get back into the habit of writing – and possibly posting on here. At least now I have something to post about, which should make it easier (I’m hoping).
Plus, hey, procrastination is a thing, and I’m pretty good at it – if I do say so, myself. I have a new layout I’ve been meaning to upload, I need to redo my bio, and a bunch of other admin work. Maybe while I’m putting off writing for NaNo, I’ll get stuff done here, instead 😤
If anyone else is participating in NaNo this year, feel free to buddy up with me. A good boot to the rear is always helpful.
I swear. Every other year, I see/hear about people participating in NaNoWriMo, and I ask myself “why not?” and I decide to give it a try the next year. Halfway through, my word count is at half of what it’s supposed to be (and that’s if I’m lucky), the feeling of failure starts sinking in, and I suddenly remember “oh, this is why!”
I know we’re not supposed to get discouraged. I know that every single word, even if we only write five for the whole month is still five more than we had before, but it doesn’t help. Especially when there are people calling out their word counts, and you can’t help but compare theirs to your own and feel like you’re fighting a losing battle.
I fell into the NaNo void this year. I am currently about 20k words behind, and Thanksgiving week, when the kids will be home from school starts on Monday. I also have two major assignments coming up that same week, and the week after, during the last week of NaNo. I’m not counting on catching up. I’m pretty much making this post to remind myself not to fall for this again. I’m still writing, don’t get me wrong, but I am refusing to let myself feel bad for not reaching the goal.
For those of you who are participating: Best of luck.
For those of you who are so far behind that you’re about to give up: grab a cup of coffee or tea (or whatever) and join me. We can sit together and enjoy the wooshing sound the NaNo deadline makes as it goes flying by.