Let the madness begin

Camp NaNo’s April event has finally begun.  Last night we did our weekly grocery shopping trip so I loaded up on Cherry Pepsi, coffee, and some healthy snacks so I can grab something quick and not feel guilty. I already have a massive amount of tea, and I’ve sort of banned myself from buying any more for awhile…unless something really good pops up on one of my tea shops. Or there’s a really good sale.

I have a lot going on this month.  There’s the usual daily grind, plus a few extra events and appointments thrown into the mix. Plus the yard clean up and gardening that needs to be done when the weather evens out. We’ve been trying to get on that for awhile now but Mother Nature just isn’t co-operating. But that’s okay. I don’t mind the rain, it’s just the cold that brings problems.

I’m ready though. I’ve got a project I’m really invested in. I’ve got a good source of music to listen to while I work. I’ve been working on my time management skills. So now I just to start the writing.

To all my fellow participants I wish you luck. It might be frustrating at times, time might fly by, but I hope at the end you’ve reached your goal. And if you haven’t don’t sweat it. There’s always July.

Note: I started this at midnight and hadn’t started writing yet. I was tired last night and was going to add more in the morning, but that didn’t happen. I’m now nearly 1000 words into my project.




Here I go again

With Camp NaNo starting next week I thought it was the best time to end my little hiatus. I’ve gotten some clarity and feel a lot better about a lot of things. I’m not saying everything is all better, but I’m in a better mind space at least. But I’ve realised I can’t mention things from past posts without new people becoming lost. And I’ve been trying to think of a way to address that without this becoming some sort of rambling essay about my life.

For the most part I figure people can figure out who’s who and what’s what. For the most part it’s easy to pick up. If anything is confusing I guess people can ask questions. I’m much better at answering questions about myself than just babbling about myself. Which makes having a blog even more baffling I’m sure, but what’s life without a little inconsistency? Well, I guess terrifying when my anxiety shows up to the party, but we’re working on that.

I’ve mostly just been working. Since I’m freelance I pick up whatever work when I can, and with the weather being so cold I haven’t really wanted to venture into the great outdoors more than I have to yet. I’ve also been figuring out what to do during Camp NaNo.

I was addicted to Skyrim for a bit, but I haven’t been able to play from a couple of weeks now. I’m trying to reorganise our house and I’ve been a little under the weather because of the cold weather. You would think since I was sick I would just sit and play games but my concentration would disagree with you there.

Most of my spare time will go to writing my Camp project, I think it’s going to be a collection of short stories but I’m not 100% sure just yet. I have some loose plot outlines I keep kicking about but don’t think will stretch into novels, some are interconnected so it makes sense for them to be all part of a collection. But I guess we’ll just have to see what happens.