October 29, 2016

These are the times that try writers' souls...

Hey all. I have some exciting news....I mean, I think it's exciting news. Experienced NaNo-er's, correct me if I'm wrong. :P

That's right. I'm participating in NaNoWriMo this year. Thus, please forgive me, dear readers, but I don't see myself appearing in the blogging world till December....or perhaps even next year. (Or ever, if NaNo kills me. But, let us flatter ourselves, that might outlive you.)

Of course, if I find the time, I do hope to pop back in now and again to comment and the like, so hopefully I won't completely disappear off the face of blogger. Maybe even I could do some update posts on how my novel is coming along....? We'll see. I make no promises, because I am notorious for making big plans and not living up to them. :P

In the meanwhile, enjoy the last days of autumn! And, if you're not a NaNo participator, be grateful you won't be spending your November struggling to write 50,000 words. (I still think I'm rather insane for trying this...)

*hugs* See you all in December!

Ps. Of course, this also means I won't have as much time for emailing. I hope anyone that I owe any emails to understands! I'll look forward to catching up with all you after this whirlwind of a month dies down. :)

On being a great writer.:

27 comments:

  1. Ohhh, good luck! And yes, the hiatus is completely understood. :-)

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  2. SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!! I'm sure you will have a ton of fun! ;) I'll be cheering you on from the sidelines. :) Also, I'm a firm believer that this world can use a touch of good insanity. :)

    Have a lovely November!!!

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    1. Eeee! :D Thank you, Èowyn!! I think I will, too. At least...I hope so! And aww, thanks. It's going to be great knowing you're cheering. :) Heehee, that is so true....thanks a ton for the encouragement!!

      You, as well!

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  3. Nano is super fun! If you're looking for writing buddies, I'm Hamlette there too :-) I'm not going to for-real do Nano this year, but I'm going to try to use November to power through the rest of my current WIP, so I'll probably do word counts and such.

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    1. Ooh, yay! I added you, and thanks for the encouragement. It's good to hear from a NaNao veteran that it's fun. ;)
      That sounds like a really good plan! Good luck!

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    2. Added you back :-) And yes, Nano is such addictive fun I do it over and over and over and over...

      Good luck to you too!

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    3. Thanks! Oh, good, I'm so glad you think so. :D

      Thanks again! :)

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  4. Hamlette, I'm planning on trying to do the same thing!

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  5. You think you don't live up to big ideas? I have wanted to build a tank, submarine, R/C tank and submarine, a replica artillery piece.. well, that's why I love the quote: "small deeds done are greater than great deeds planned"

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    1. Oh, such wisdom. I thank you, kind sir.

      Ps. At least my dreams are realistic. :P

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  6. "Or ever, if NaNo kills me." (What a cheerful thought, my dear.) "But, let us flatter ourselves, that I might outlive you.)" (Haha. You know that's entirely possible? With regards to me, anyway. 'Cause I certainly wouldn't bet on me surviving NaNo longer than you. Heehee.)

    I hope you can do some update posts on your novel! That would be awesome!! But yes, I understand. Best not to make too many grand plans, and put unnecessary expectations on yourself. :P

    WE WILL MISS YOU, NATALIE!! VERY MUCH. Looking forward to your happy return. :D

    ~Miss March

    P.S. That Snoopy cartoon is perfect! :D

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    1. I know, quite cheerful, aren't I? Heehee, don't despair! I'm sure we will both live long and happy lives, despite the dangers of NaNao. :D

      I knoooow! I really want to....maybe with snippets and some pictures....we shall see. :)

      Aww, thanks, dear!

      Heehee, glad you liked it. :D

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    2. Indeed, yes. You blow me away with your cheerfulness, girl! Heehee. ;) Oh, I certainly hope so. I like writing, but I'd rather it not be the cause of my death. Haha. ;D

      SNIPPETS AND PICTURES?!!! Yes, ma'am! That would be awesome!!! Ohhh! I do hope you find time for that during this crazy busy month. Because I LOVE your story posts. :)

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    3. Hahaha. ;P I know, right! I mean, I'm sure writing is a worthy cause and all, but I don't want to have to suffer and die for it! (heh, hopefully you recognized that quote although I twisted it a bit...)

      Aww, thanks! I really hope I can do it....you all give me such encouragement when I share anything about my writing. Honestly, if I had never started sharing information about my Princess and the Pea story on my blog, I'm not 100% sure I would have finished it! <3 You all kept me going. ;)

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    4. Oh dear. I can't place the quote. Where is it from? PLEASE tell me!! :)

      I know, isn't it funny how we're so scared to share our writing, and yet sharing often brings the most encouragement and inspiration? I'm so glad we were able to encourage you with your story, Natalie. It's just wonderful to be surrounded by so many other writers, isn't it? :)

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    5. Anne of Avonlea. :D Remember the lady clerk in the story? The one Matthew buys "twenty pounds of brown sugar" from? Later on she talks with Anne about the recitation she gives at the hotel.

      Yes, indeed! It's definitely one of the best feelings. :)

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    6. Oh, yeah! Got it. I can totally hear her tone of voice now. :)

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  7. Ooohh, congrats on doing something so brave! ;) You gotta be daring and bold every now and then, dontcha? (I believe it's good for one's health. Haha.)

    Wow, the line "But let us flatter ourselves that I might outlive you" really made me laugh. ;D

    I shall miss you terribly, but best of luck with your writing, dear!!

    Hahaha... that Snoopy picture. <3 <3

    ~Miss Meg

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    1. Thanks, Miss Meg!! Heehee, I think so, too. :D Seize the day and all that. ;)

      Hahaha, I'm so glad!

      Thanks so much, friend!! :)

      Haha. ;D

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  8. I'm waiting for something clever to write...I'm waiting...

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    1. ....I'm not sure I know what you mean. :P

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  9. Oh and I'm going to miss you very much!

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