A Much Needed Explanation // NaNoWriMo Week NONE

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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.)

SHOUT-OUT TIME:

SHOUT-OUT!

from Musings of an Elf

Christine!! ACK YOUR IDEA I JUST. *flails* Camera that takes pictures from the past? Creepy forest island? PRECIOUS CINNAMON ROLL JONAH? YES PLEASE. <333

from The Road of a Writer

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

from We’ll Be Fine

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

from A Writer’s Faith

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

from Sunshine and Scribblings

Mary!! But like SERIOUSLY. THEO SOUNDS PRECIOUS AND I LOVE HIM TO DEATH. And MAGIC! MIRRORS! YES! <333

from Adventure Awaits

 

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? ❤

until-next-time-1

19 thoughts on “A Much Needed Explanation // NaNoWriMo Week NONE

  1. Oh my word, Madeline, you made my day! Thank you so much for the shoutout! ❤ And I'm so sorry you've been stuck and unable to finish your NaNo/Rooglewood story. 😦 *hugs* Sometimes things just don't come at the right time, though, so I'm so proud of you for recognizing that and letting it go. *HUGS* That said, when you DO write that Snow White with mafia bosses and magic I NEED IT LIKE I NEED AIR!! :O Ahem. My Thanksgiving was good and I hope yours was too! You're just the absolutely sweetest thiiiing! ❤ *huggles* Take a break and rest yourself, and then keep writing because you're amazing! ^_^ Have a lovely week, friend!

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    • Eep, I’m so glad! You’re very welcome! ^_^ Yeah, you’re right, sometimes things don’t come at the right time, I totally agree. Aww, thank you! ❤ *hugs you back* ACK YOU'RE TOO SWEET. I reeeeally do hope to finish it someday! But I guess it just wasn't meant for the contest. 🙂
      That's great! Yes, my Thanksgiving was wonderful! No yoooooou are! <333 I will, thank you! And YOU are amazing for being such a great friend and being so understanding! You have a great week too! 😉

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  2. Oh my gosh!!! You just made my life!! Thanks so much!! I actually have a surprise about my novel that I’ll reveal at the end of the month, I would tell you now but ya know, even the trees have ears. Also, super sad about your novel but I hope you finish it soon cause I need more snippets. I love you so much and thanks again!!❤️❤️

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  3. MADELINE! First off, I’m so sorry November’s been crazy for you too! *is also swamped* But setting your story aside for a little bit in order to regain balance is a mature decision, and I really hope you’re able to get back to it one day (Rooglewood or no Rooglewood *sniffle*). ❤

    Awww, girl, thanks so much for the mention! 😀 All of the stories you listed sound AH-MAY-ZING.

    Basically I just want to repeat everything Deb just said. XD

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    • TRACEY! Agh, thank you for the sympathy! I know, it just feels so crazy! Aww, I’m glad you think so. I was worried about what people would think, but I’m really trying not to now. 🙂 I do so hope to return to it! (*is sad with you*)

      You’re most welcome, girl! 😀 Don’t they though?! ^_^

      You two are just SO sweet! <333

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  4. EEEP THANK YOU FOR MENTIONING ME. And I totally flailed over Christine’s post about her novel, too. Now I need to go stalk the rest of them. 😛

    Aww. *sends hugs* That makes total sense why you stopped and it’s very wise that you realized that instead of pushing through and testing your mental sanity. 😛 *sends cookies* I hope the busyness dies down for you so you can get back to writing again! ❤

    katie grace
    a writer’s faith

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    • AGGGH YOU’RE WELCOME. Yes! It sounds so AWESOME! ^_^ Yes, you should! 🙂

      *accepts hugs graciously* Aww, I’m glad you think so. It was just getting to be too much. I knew I should give it a rest. I love going crazy during NaNo, but this year, I just didn’t think it wise to push myself. *munches on cookies* I hope so too! And YAY I’m so happy you won! *cheers and sends cake and ice cream* ❤

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  5. Oh, thanks for the shout-out! My NaNo plans fizzled as well, I’m afraid. I’m going to try to finish the project this month, but November was just too busy. Good luck on your own story! It sounds like our retellings have a lot in common!

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  6. OH MY GOSH. So…I realize this is LITERALLY A YEAR OLD. But…I just saw this post. o.o Like…somehow I missed this??? BUT YOU FEATURED ME AND LKSJDLFKJLSDJF. THANK YOU!!! I am soooo sorry I didn’t see this at the time. ACK. But now I’m all flaily and happy and reminiscing over last NaNo. And yes, EVERYONE had such epic novels going on, and this year as well! I HAVE SUCH TALENTED FRENS.

    But anyways, THANK YOU FOR THIS! So sorry again I’m A YEAR LATE. *facepalm* Story of my life. XD

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    • OH MY WORD. THAT’S HILARIOUS. XD D’aww, thank you, friend!! ^_^ Yes, last NaNo was definitely AMAZING. It was really a magical month! 😀 YES THEY’RE SO TALENTED.

      You’re so welcome!! 😀 Don’t even sweat it, seriously. Story of MY life, so don’t worry. XD

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