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The Post of Shame

Dear WordPress Darlings,

Have no fear, this is by no means a Dear John letter. I have no intention to retiring my typing fingers and turning off the light in my room of creativity and God forbid I even CONSIDER erasing Pascal off his white board. I didn’t realize how far from my creative path I wandered until I saw the pathetic post contributions for the month. My calendar for October looks like every parent’s dream child with chickenpox- random spots here and there but nothing too serious.

“Serious” is not a word I can use to describe my efforts this month. I can justify all I want and try to explain the outcome but I’m really just finding excuses. At the end of the day if I really wanted to finish this story I’d be doing anything in my power to work on it. That just didn’t happen this month. My journal’s gone to pot as well. I think a big issue for me has been the fact that I fell out of my routine. Life’s gotten busier again all around so if I don’t get a post written up I don’t write my daily word count. And each day that goes by adds that much more on to the remaining days and makes a monumental task intimidating at best and impossible at worst.

I’m discovering that I’m really not enjoying writing dialogue but how boring would a story be if it was all narrative? What about one of the golden rules for writing- show don’t tell? Plus, I get caught up in details and they can be so overwhelming! Instead of feeling like a phoenix from this month’s crash and burn, I’m feeling more like a dodo bird. Hopefully I won’t become extinct.

Next month is a new start and with NaNoWriMo, I’m hoping I’ll get back into my routine. November’s selection is Sci Fi so we’ll see how it goes!

Thank you all, for you continued support and encouragement; it helps more than you could ever know!

Writingly yours,

San

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