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Happy NaNoWriMo!

NaNoWriMo is knocking at the door already.

I know a couple of fellow bloggers who will attend. And I wish you guys all the best on this long bumpy ride. I know it will be a lot of work, but I am confident. You can do it!

I greatly doubt I’ll be joining in… I have been thinking a lot the past few weeks, and the more I think, the more I realize, I am not a writer. I like words, I enjoy entertaining people, but I surely don’t have what it takes to dive into such an extensive challenge.

I wanted to. If only to prove myself I could do it. But it seems like my voice is fading on and offline, every new day, my words are thinner than the last.

I am sorry. I appologize to all of you who supported me so very kindly. Your good words were always uplifting, to say the least. I feel like I should bow down, and leave the place to the new voices coming up.

Maybe…

 

47 thoughts on “Happy NaNoWriMo!

  1. Don’t worry about it. Its more about being part of the community and developing a daily habit than hitting the 50k. And you don’t have to post your work. It could be anything you want it to be. πŸ€—

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    1. Thank you, Marquessa. I’ll see what happens in the next few days… But I have a feeling I’ll be catching up on other people’s blogs more than anything for a while. The timing is pretty shitty, and makes me feel like a total writing failure, but what can I say? Who knows, inspiration might strike again… *Fingers crossed*

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      1. Don’t stress. Here is a writing trip that I came up to write my daily NaNo ( and it counts towards my # of words), writing Morning Pages in the voice of my character. Google MP to see what its about. Take care.πŸ’œ

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      2. I’ll sure check that up…. Thanks for sharing the tip πŸ™‚ Always good to feel the support, take good care too, through this starting journey πŸ˜‰ xx

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      3. I love your selfishness πŸ˜› I guess doubt is a part of creation, and this time it hit me hard… But I’ll keep in mind that my stories can make a difference for people like you. Thank you for that πŸ™‚ *Big hugs*

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      4. Aw .. fiddle … here I am just meeting you through the hashtag of NaNo and I’m reading that you are not feeling your own creativity right now? I’m sorry to hear that and I hope it returns. But you are wise to not force something. Wait until you are re-inspired by something or someone.
        Last year I signed up and achieved 24,000. In January I scrapped about 18,000 😱 (I know πŸ™ˆ) but I was WAAAYYY too dark. Now it’s back to 35,000 and I’m much happier with it!
        Happy blog surfing x

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      5. Wow Viola, those are three remarquable attempts, even if they didn’t meet the NaNoWriMo goal of 50K!!

        Thank you for the kind words, it is nice to feel the support. As another blogger mentionned it, the best is probably to take smaller bites but keep going… We’ll see how that goes.

        My post ”The second floor window” will most likely be the base of whatever I come with for the challenge. Let me know what you think about it, if you have a moment to spare, to read it πŸ™‚

        Happy NaNoWriMonth to you! xx

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  2. We are all doing a different thang!
    I am not a creative writer or poet (although I have made an dismal attempt on occasion) …I just enjoy writing about my memories of events and people that have shaped me and my current day to day joys and challenges. But I enjoy it, it is really good for me and I think other bloggers find it a bit of light diversion.
    There are so many different bloggers out there, but all bring something unique to the table…themselves, a piece of their world, But it is great to be part of a a team who are supporting each other. Some here for more serious reasons, others more for the sheer enjoyment.
    You are a vital part of the blogging world with the daily prompts and your own posts which are so enjoyable to read.
    You do whatever you enjoy and if you are enjoying it, I am sure others will enjoy it too!

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    1. Thank you, Caramel πŸ™‚ I think I might just have to rethink what my place is, right now… I don’t intend on leaving WP altogether, that’s for sure. I just think that dreaming about writing something significant was too big a bite for me to take. Time will tell… Thank you again for the kind words πŸ™‚ xx

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      1. Wise advice… I shall try that. Doubt is just such a confidence wrecker… I probably just have too much on my mind right now. It should pass, everything does, doesn’t it?

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      2. I know the feeling all too well, though I obviously can’t relate to your bad news, not knowing what they are. Feel free to tell me more in private if you feel like it, but I will understand if you don’t… I send you my warmest thoughts, hoping your skies will soon clear up again!

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  3. I couldn’t write a novel to save my life. My writing prowess is limited to short stores, poetry and maybe an occasional song. Though I am about to embark on a major writing project in collaboration with a friend. I can’t release too many details, other than to say it’s something I’ve never done before and am looking forward to the challenge.

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      1. I am out of town for a couple of days, but I’ll sure check out to see what this is about when I am back home πŸ™‚ All the best in the meanwhile!! xx

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  4. Oh Cyranny! You are a writer. We all write in different ways about different things and you engage with your readers. I do know that sometimes it loses it’s joy and becomes more of a chore, so then it’s time for a break from it and move on to something else. All the best to you whatever you do. x

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    1. Thank you for the kind words, Kristian πŸ™‚ I haven’t lost the enjoying feeling writing brings, but some things have made me think about many things related to my writing… (too long to explain here… I might blog about it someday) We’ll see what comes out of it, but I really appreciate your support! *Hugs*

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  5. What? Not good with words? Pardon me while I faint! You are the best person I read using words to convey feelings and situations and I am certain I’m not alone thinking that! I’ve missed you here and thought you must be taking a needed break, okay. But do not make me come up there! I’m waiting….πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

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    1. Dear Cheryl, you sure are one of most constant and patient supporters in this blogging journey, and I owe you a lot in this regard. I have been in a weird place lately, and I am sorry for the unintended silence. I will get back to you soon, when I am home (I’m still out of town for a couple of days, but I’ll be back to my usual routine soon….) Thank you for the kind words, they are always heartwarming xx

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    1. I quite agree.
      Bollocks.
      Rubbish.
      Horseshit.
      Pull the other one – it’s got bells on it.
      You have been a writer for a long time. Probably forever.
      Don’t beat yourself up over the lack of Nobel Prizes. Mine seems to have got lost in the mail too.

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      1. Yeah I heard that Sweden’s postal service can suck at times… πŸ˜‰ Jokes aside, thank you for the support and the kind words, it is much appreciate, Brutus.

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    2. Thank you Trina! Doubt is a terrible bugger when it comes to writing, and it bit me in the… well, you know. I am working hard to send it back where it came from…

      I hope you’re doing well, Fab you! xx

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      1. I’d be glad to come spend some time over… Did you get a stalker-tree for me?? Jokes aside, I am going back home in a couple of days. My free time was very limited (read ”almost unexistent”) but I’ll make sure to get in touch with you in private as soon as I slip back into my ”normal” routine πŸ™‚ xx

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  6. You are a writer. Everyone tells me I’m a writer, too, but I also know I will never write a novel… not ‘for real’. That’s why I don’t think I’m a writer either. But if I am, you are. I think I understand what you mean and how you feel about that. But maybe it’s different. Of course, I can’t really know. Then again, who needs a label? ‘Writer’ or not, write when you’re inspired to do so (for me, lately, not often… and for poetry and fiction, not at all). Just because you’re not writing regularly or doing NaNo (which I would never even consider!) doesn’t mean anything, really. It doesn’t change the quality of your words or who you are. β™₯

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    1. Thank you, Gorgeous. Our reasons for doubting and feeling kind of stuck may be different, but I get how we all sit in that chair at one moment or another… I guess the ”why” isn’t really important. It is what you do when you’re there. I saw your recent posts, and I am glad to see you keep your blog going, even if it isn’t exactly how you’d like it to be right now… I hope you’ll get the flame of inspiration again soon. You have the talent. It just needs to rise up again… *Big hugs*

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      1. I don’t love that most of my posts lately seem to be me whining about feeling terrible, but I’m not happy when I don’t post at all either. So I’m trying. I don’t want to lose people… I’m sure I have, but in trying to keep people interested. Not sure that’s working… lol. Anyway, I hope lots of inspiration comes in the near future for both of us. β™₯ xo

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    1. LOL Na…. I made myself believe I could, otherwise, what would have been the point in trying? But deep down, I knew I wasn’t ready for it. I’ll keep your offer in mind. If I write anything, I’ll probably post snippets of it in The Cove, and I’ll be glad to run the long version by you πŸ™‚

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