I have fallen so far behind on my goals for my current WIP that I decided to sign up for Camp NaNoWriMo again this month. I tried to do this last year, and even though I met my goal, I hated nearly every minute of the experience. This year I set a ridiculously low word count for myself. That, combined with an idea that's almost fully formed, should help me stay on track without stressing me out too much.
That's all I have for this month. What are you up to?
I've been busy. There's no other way to explain where I've been for the last 7 or so months. I have been psyching myself up to get back into the blogging game for a while, but I had to first decide what I really wanted this blog to be. So sit back and relax, prepare your bag of sighs and eye rolls as I unveil yet another Blog Manifesto from yours truly.
I originally started A Creative Exercise to have a place to write, to improve my writing and to meet other writers. I started off strong - well strong for me - but I soon found that this little online space I had made for myself had little focus, and I just don't have the attention span to keep up a rigorous posting schedule. So I had to ask myself, "Self, if you're going to keep this up, what do you really want A Creative Exercise to be? What do you expect to get out of it? What can you do to meet those expectations?"
It's taken me a couple of months to figure it out, but I think I finally have. I ne…
Good Evening. I missed some time, yes. I got busy with life, but I hope to be back on track. Without further ado, here's what has happened over the past couple of weeks:
Achievements I've been slowly working my way through Camp NaNoWriMo this month. I fell of the wagon pretty hard after four days, but with my low word count goal, it has been fairly easy to make up the lost time. I think I'll be able to finish within goal.I did a reading at my writing group two weeks ago. I got positive comments all around, which surprised me, because I was pretty sure that the best thing I could bring to the table was mediocre. I'm still not ready to accept positive feedback. That's the weirdest thing with me. I will absolutely accept criticism without fail, but give me a compliment, and I'm sure you're "just being nice."Goals Pretty much the same as they have been. I'm trying to just get myself on a baseline of competence before trying anything new.Continue to …