writing frustrations.

19 November 2011

There’s a reason I nicknamed my NaNoWriMo piece last year “Trebek”… Suck it, Trebek.

Hitting the frustration mark. My NaWriFuMo challenge is only to 11,405 words as of before writing this. That’s not bad, really. But at this point in the game I should be near or over 30k–if, well, I’m still striving towards the 50k mark. But what’s pushing it along is the NaBloPoMo part, which I’m still affectionately calling BloMo.

I haven’t written anything fiction-wise in a while. Probably a week. I’m not working on a novel this year, just short stories. Afterward, I may flesh one out, but for now I just want to focus on writing a shit-ton and getting as many different ideas out there as possible. Started out okay, then just hit a wall. Then I blew it off for the new Super Mario 3D Land… and well, I just haven’t been in the writing mood since.

Part of me is ready to throw in the towel. The month is almost over, and I’ve got bigger things to worry about. I haven’t been able to work on Season’s Geekings for a week now either. Getting that first prototype card done is a priority. I need to call printers and get quotes… nail down packaging… Then from there I can talk with my artists and writers and get them some ideas of their percentage… Anyway. Gotta get some work done.

But I think the biggest frustration is actually with the BloMo part. I’ve never been big on blogging just to blog. I want to do it with some sort of intention behind it. It’s why I never really cared for Blah Blah Tuesdays or Such and Such Thursdays. They work fine for other bloggers, but well, they’re just not my thing. I know that getting over the blank screen is just part of the challenge of BloMo… but still… there’s a quantity-quality issue going on in my head. (I mean, hey, this whole post is just filler so I get my count for today.)

Didn’t I do that whole “I’m taking a break from the internet so I can figure out it’s purpose in my life” thing for a reason?

Bottom line: I’m not going to concern myself with it too much. I’ve got a Back Matt to the Future party tonight. Time to start Teen Wolf-ing it up.*

*What? Michael J Fox filmed Teen Wolf before Back to the Future, even though it was released after… It’s just an excuse for me to wear the Tanooki hood to a party.

  • I feel your pain, yo. (Apparently I’m super gangta right now?) I’m doing more than fine on word count, but I’m out of inspiration. I did 10k on day 1 and 5k on day 2, and I guess I really drained out all of the good ideas those first couple of days, along with all the excitement. I have about 12k to go now, and I just can not imagine what I am going to SAY for so many more words. Maybe the inspiration fairy will whack us both upside the head.

  • I’ll start a weekly blogpost theme for us. I shall call it “WTF Wednesdays” where we can bitch about something we don’t think makes any sense.

    • Erini

      HAHAHAHAHA! YES.

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