NaNoWriMo 2016. Log 19 & 20: Hanging In There

Oh, hey! Didn’t see you there! No, you can stay. No trouble at all. I was just pondering on all the writing I could have done at this point in my life I wasn’t so easily distracted. I’m not talking about the regular daily responsibilities, like work, housekeeping, social contacts and other enjoyable and less enjoyable activities that inevitably take up a portion of the day. No, I’m talking about the distractions, mostly pouring forth from the digital world through the screen before me and into my life.

It’s kind of funny actually. Despite these distractions keeping me, well, distracted well into the late afternoon, I still succeeded at writing nearly 2,000 words for this year’s NaNoWriMo project! And that’s using mostly the evening hours! Now it may be the stress that’s the major driving force behind much of the productivity, but imagine if I used all those earlier hours – okay, a fair part of them. There should be a time and place for those quite enjoyable pastimes – on writing! I might just have a small personally written library already!

Things are looking up, though, and just to be sure I’m saying that while knocking on wood, throwing salt over my shoulder and hanging horseshoes and four-leaf clovers wherever I can see them. Because I have a fairly busy life outside of this blog and my writing, getting back on track will likely not be done in a single day. Therefore I’ve set myself the goal that on busy days, I make sure I get no further than one day behind, while on the days with very little other activity I aim to write as much as I can to catch up. Not quite as ambitious as what I originally wanted to go for, but seeing how things have been going throughout the month, I think this is the most effective strategy for making it to the 50,000.

Now, the story. Two major developments over these past two days. The first is actual contact between the protagonists. It’s been there in bits and pieces throughout the story, but not quite as directly as this, until now! Secondly, I’ve been delving into the Ancient Egypt part some more. As I told in the Road to NaNoWriMo, that’s the setting where the story mainly takes places and it finally has received some much needed attention. The result is something I actually hadn’t planned for the most part, but I must say I am enjoying it tremendously!

Wheh, only ten more days to go. We’re just blasting through this thing, aren’t we? I’m still eager to make it to the finish line, so I hope you’ll continue to follow me as I make my way there! See you next time! ^_^

hang-in-there-lkosio

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Ever since a group of shoes held a birthday party a long, long time ago (though in a galaxy not that far away) a little boy’s appreciation for creation was born. And so, throughout the following years shoes partied, a dinosaur travelled through time, oddly shaped football players went on adventures, a young wanderer became a knight, a comedian rose to godhood, Jedi fought an evil empire, a war between cyborg warlords and human-insect hybrids engulfed the world… The boy had learned how with only words on paper (and from times to time a few pictures) he was able to bring people, places, even entire worlds to life. By now that little boy has reached almost the third decade of his life and his love for telling stories has not ceased. And finally, long after he had planned to, he has decided to share these stories with the world. Whether you are a new or already familiar face: welcome to this little archive of mine! This is a place where I will, finally, actually be sharing my writing with others. It will feature pretty much anything I feel like sharing, both old and new stories, fan-fiction and original content, and probably some non-fiction added in at times. So, if you like reading, writing, stories (or me ^_~), drop by, drop a comment (I can’t promise I’ll get back to you quickly, since I’m horrible at that, but I’ll do my best) and, drop it like it’s hot. … Sorry… ^_^; In any case, I hope you’ll enjoy yourself and I look forward to seeing you around!

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Who? Just your average descendant of two sea-faring peoples, recently graduated anthropology Master and aspiring author with a life-long passion for writing.

What? Uhm, human. I think... Also a bit crazy, but in a good way. I think...

Where? A land under the sea, far, far away. Occasionally with my head in the clouds.

Why? Trying to get both my work and my love for writing out there, sharing them with others and getting in touch with fellow writers, artists and other like-minded people.

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