*pops head very cautiously above the surface of the Internet*
*decides it's safe to blog*
Well hello again, faithful blog readers! =)
I have been totally absorbed in myself lately, getting the pesky health issues sorted out, and poor LIT SOUP hasn't gotten the attention it's deserved lately. (For the record: My health condition is not life-threatening; we have not quite figured it out yet; I'm not going to talk abut it publicly because you don't need to know; at the moment, my quality-of-life is just not superb because of it.)
So I'm happy to be back and blogging!
I wasn't sure what to talk about first, but I figured that we'd do NaNoWriMo, because it approaches! So, is anyone doing it? What are you writing this year? Are you all crazy, in a good way? Let me know!
I think NaNoWriMo is one of the best "motivations" of recent years because it really, really makes people get off their butts and try to write that novel that they've always wanted to write. Not everyone has a great novel in them--a lot of us have really crappy novels in us that we need to write first, before we can even get to the good novels that are in our heads. But it's the writing of those first novels, the very process of starting to write out a story that teaches people how to write the good novels. NaNo teaches you discipline. It teaches you that you can succeed at something, even though it may hurt and suck and you may very well feel like you are pulling words out of your brain with a spork. But in the end, I think it's worth it, because it's often the only impetus that makes many people sit down and start to write. I think everyone should try it, at least once.
I don't personally know whether I'll be doing it this year because I've got some super-sekrit projects that I need to take care of first. But I'm looking forward to seeing the novels that result from those that do "win" at it.
Go for it, people! =)
(And answer my question: What are you all writing?)