Sunday, October 30, 2011

On writing

I'm not sure what brought about this change in me, but I have noticed that I don't blog nearly as often as I used to. Not only don't I blog, but I also really don't do any writing of any sort. I haven't had the inspiration to write new poems or take on short story side projects in a really long time. I can blame it on a busy schedule and my lazy habits, but I inevitably have to own up to the hard facts.

I like to think of myself as a writer. A person who loves to write. So why am I not writing?This weekend, I decided that I would dive back into the writing world, head first, even if the water is slightly cold at first splash.

I visited a small weekly writing group at my library yesterday (VERY small. It was just my sister, me, and 3 other people) and I had a nice enough time.

Also this morning I got an email from NaNoWriMo (I've been getting emails from them ever since I joined and gave up in 2009) that said there would be a "kick-off NaNo" party at our Barnes & Noble. Up until now, I hadn't even considered spending November to work on a 50,000 word novel, but I really wanted to make friends with other writers, so I went to B&N anyway. There were about a dozen people who came. We all introduced ourselves and talked about the novels we intended to write, or had already written. Everyone was slightly shy, but extremely friendly and imaginative. I suppose that's a pretty universal trait of a writer. Creative minds living inside un-assuming exteriors...

Because of this little meeting, I rejoined the website and have been having fun visiting the forums on this lazy Sunday. I'm still debating in my mind whether I want to actually go the whole 50,000 word hog, or simply resolve to be a better writer this month... Well, those words sure aren't going to write themselves.In other news, Halloween is tomorrow! What are you going as? I dressed up the other day, and I think I had an awesome costume! I call myself Magenta, or Pretty in Pink. ^_~In other other news, please check out the website Damn You, Auto correct. It makes for hours of tear-filled laughs. LOL!!!!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Gray skies are gonna clear up...

Most of this week has been absolutely dismal weather. Dark, gloomy, rainy, dull. But it appears as if the next few days will be much better. Yay! Finally I will be able to take long walks outside, enjoy the fresh, clean, after-rain air, and feel that deliciously cool autumn breeze.

So yes, for something as simple and random as the weather, I am putting on a happy face. ^_^