Hey guys! You’re probably wondering what’s wrong with me. I haven’t been updating my word count, I’ve been replying late to your blog posts, and I haven’t posted myself in a good while.
Well, this post is to answer all three of those questions!
As a lot of you know, I was planning on writing a Snow White retelling for the Rooglewood Press contest. It was set in the 1920s and had gangsters and mafia bosses and magic and epic-ness in general. XD
Well, I have to say, I love this story to bits and I would love to finish it someday.
But today is not that day.
I think part of the problem this month was just wasn’t in the right mindset. It seemed like work and family and life and writing was just coming at me in all different directions, and I couldn’t handle it. I couldn’t focus and my mind just wasn’t set on writing this month.
So, I probably won’t be entering my story in the contest, and I won’t be winning NaNo. I am SO GRATEFUL for all of your support and encouragement! ^_^ But I see now that I should’ve just given myself a respite this month, instead of just pushing through. And now I’m suffering the consequences. XD
So there’s my story. But enough gloom. Instead of wallowing in self loathing, I thought I would celebrate all you writers who are ACING IT at NaNo! I’ve seen all of you guys’ ideas and they just all sound so WONDERFUL AND I WANT TO GOBBLE THEM ALL UP. (Get it? Turkey pun? Thanksgiving? Oh, Thanksgiving’s over? …Oh.)
Christine!! ACK YOUR IDEA I JUST. *flails* Camera that takes pictures from the past? Creepy forest island? PRECIOUS CINNAMON ROLL JONAH? YES PLEASE. <333
Deborah!! STEAMPUNK LITTLE MERMAID IS SOMETHING I NEED IN MY LIFE. Wind spirits, skynavy, pirates, assassins, CAN I JUST HAVE THIS BOOK ALREADY PLEASE AND THANK YOU. <333
Hayden!! Seriously, GO LOOK AT HER FIRST PARAGRAPH. *clutches heart* SO. GOOD. <333
Laurel!! Your writing style is just so…*flails* AMAZING. THAT FIRST LINE. KELL. I JUST. Snippets please please please. <333
Mary!! Can I just? This line? “Getting involved in a murder plot was not how she thought her day would go.” *dies* I NEED THIS BOOK. <333
Savannah!! You little rebel. I BELIEVE IN YOU! <333
Katie!! You do not know HOW MUCH I WANT A SUPERHERO NOVEL. O_O That blurb is EPIC-NESS IN A PARAGRAPH. I just want to fangirl over this novel so bad okay. <333
Also, all you lovelies who entered the Rooglewood Contest!!
C.B! SUPERHERO SNOW WHITE. WANT. SO. BAD. O_O <333
Faith!! This is just so awesome BECAUSE IT’S LIKE ABOUT AUTHORS. WRITTEN BY AN AUTHOR. AUTHOR-CEPTION. Gimme. <333
Mary!! But like SERIOUSLY. THEO SOUNDS PRECIOUS AND I LOVE HIM TO DEATH. And MAGIC! MIRRORS! YES! <333
Tracey!! NORDIC-INSPIRED! I LOVE! Just, the names, the aesthetic, THE LOVELY CHARRIES. *sighs* I have a mighty need to devour this. <333
ACK, you’re all just so awesome! I’m so glad I’ve had the pleasure of meeting you all, and I just THINK YOU’RE ALL AMAZING. ^____^
Okay, wow, that was really gushy, where’d that come from… XD But it’s all true! You’re all doing so great! I’m rooting for you all! Also, how was your Thanksgiving? ❤