Caught up in Everything: NaNoWriMo 2017

Hey all! Been awhile since I checked in. Things have been extremely busy, which I suppose is a good thing. Most of last month was spent finishing up one of the last route outlines for mana of silent sins.

The less good is that we had more water in the basement which gave us a lot of stress. Made writing hard.

Anyway, last month isn’t what this post is about.

This post is about this month.

November means National Novel Writing Month. Naturally, I’m participating. I think this is my 8th year straight that I’m participating. I’ve professed my love of NaNoWriMo before, not because WOO WRITING 50,000 WORDS IN A MONTH but more because ideas come out of NaNoWriMo. More because NaNo creates a drive in people, it makes them want to finish…when finishing a project is usually daunting and can be bittersweet.

This year I’m working on 404 error: connection not found. It’s a visual novel, but still a novel, so it counts for NaNo. It totally counts.

I’m a little behind right now. Today is the half way point, and I’m just over 21k. I can make it up easily enough.

I wish everyone the best on NaNoWriMo! Feel free to add me, you can find me HERE.

I’ll try to check in a bit more – expect some blog posts soon ❤

Happy writing!
~LL

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the struggles of being a self-employed creative

Hey all! It’s been awhile since I checked in. I could give all sorts of excuses as to why I haven’t been writing blogs, but they’d be just that. Excuses. So things have been busy, but now I’m getting back into the swing of things.

Rather, I have a better idea of how things will swing. I’ll be able to anticipate super busy times better now, hopefully. Maybe. If that makes any sense.

This post can also be read on my Patreon!

Anyway, today’s post has been a long time coming, I think. I’ve been thinking on what it means to be a self-employed creative a lot lately and how hard it can be. I know that this kind of sounds like “WAAAAH WOE IS ME I DON’T HAVE MONEY BECAUSE I CREATE ART” – but its not really that so much as the stigma associated with it, I guess.

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on productivity, novels, and realizations

Hey all! Things are going pretty well out in my neck of the woods, though I guess it’s been awhile since I worked on this post as, well, I started it in February. I had laryngitis around then, really nasty case, I sounded great. Now though? Depression is kind of kicking my ass.

But I’ve been hard at work these past few months! In fact, despite having fewer days, February has had more words written during it than January did. So I think that means I’m getting back into the swing of things. March was really great in terms of productivity as well – I even published Opus Crescendo! April has been a bit rockier because of conventions, depression, and various other things.

Productivity, novels, and realizations though. That’s the topic today. It’s pretty broad, and I’m pretty sure that I had other things in mind when I started writing this. Unfortunately, my short term memory is crappy and I didn’t write down what I intended to go through. So now you guys get today’s interpretation of this blog.
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