Words are flowing

I’ve been really behind with website stuff because I’ve been working on my novel. My motivation and drive for it has been coming in unpredictable bouts. I used to keep myself up to date on Charles’ blog but he’s on a break since working on his novel. I know he’s been really inspired and I don’t doubt he’s a great writer. I can tell from his blog posts. But even good writers like him need to put things into gear when needed. I love writing in many forms, including poetry and lyrics, but I have been delaying posting one of my songs online because there’s just so much going on.

I don’t quite remember when I started writing this novel but apparently I created the file in June last year. I only started working on it more in the past couple of months, though. I’m sorry but I won’t be giving away any excerpts or very much on the plot. This novel is really precious to me. I’ve attempted novels before but have usually stopped at 10,000 words. In 2006, did write what I call a ‘novel’; it was about 66,000 words but it was the worst piece of shit teen fiction ever!

Just to sum it up though, the working title of the novel I’m writing is December. I won’t give away the plot, but think 50 First Dates combined with The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, inspired by Start Again by Sam Tsui. My novel stands at just over 21,000 words now – I’m very proud of it so far and I’m aiming for 70,000 (for now) but I know the words will keep flowing as the inspiration keeps coming. I am very determined to get this piece published; if it isn’t successfully received by commercial publishers I will most likely attempt to publish it myself.

Writing isn’t for everyone, but writing, in some form, has always been a part of me. I know myself better than anyone else, which is why I love writing in the form of a blog and writing about myself. But writing in the little world of the characters I’ve created is a bit of a challenge, and a bit of fun. I used to imagine myself more as the characters when I wrote something, and I really wrote myself into some of the characters. I’m doing that this time, but remembering that I have to step back and look at the bigger picture sometimes. πŸ˜„

I’ve put up two new free layouts. I got rid of the old ones because they’re quite ugly in comparison. I’m starting to think that maybe I won’t do very many free layouts in future or put much effort into them. People are just removing my credit or even editing my themes and then redistributing them. People still can’t be original these days. Ages ago I had this girl directly copy the words of my blog and put it on hers. Gosh, if you can’t even write your own words and write about your own life so much that you have to steal someone else’s, perhaps that is a sure sign you do need to get a life.

Speaking of getting a life, I like that I’m doing so, figuratively, by doing this novel writing and getting some exercise in every day so that I’m not sitting at the computer endlessly. I don’t know if I’d really take offense to someone saying ‘get a life’ to me – but hey, I have one, in my opinion. πŸ˜›

It’s James’s birthday tomorrow (the 26th)! β™₯️ He’s no longer going to be a teenager… which actually freaks me out. 😚

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