NaNoWriMo2013 is well underway and I can honestly say that I am up-to-date and current on my word goals. I can’t help but feel a bit of pride this year, probably because in the years since I won, I’ve given up before the end of the first week. Today marks the end of week two of the writing event, and I’m still pecking away merrily at my keyboard. Honestly, it’s a great feeling. I couldn’t do it without my friends, though – especially my wonderful and amazing boyfriend, Alan. (Seriously, he’ll give me the stink-eye when he finds out I haven’t met my word goal for the day, and you have absolutely no idea how guilty that makes me feel.)
On the other hand, I can’t help but feel my knack for writing dwindling. When I type a blog post, it makes little to no sense. I feel like I’m rambling, for lack of a better word. It’s been years since I’ve penned this much in so short a time, and with my newly returned muse, I seem to have lost the ability to write coherently. Because of that, I fear for what might become of the novel I’m currently writing. Granted, it is a draft – not a finished product. I suppose I’ll have plenty of time to work out those kinks later.
In addition to once more honing my craft, I’ve felt the need to blog more and more, yet I find myself at a loss of words as to what I should write. When I do have an idea of what to blog about, like now, I can’t help but feel that I’m in a daze and that my readers will simply stare at it, blink a time or two, and then simply give up on trying to comprehend what I’m writing. (I say that because, by the time I’ve finished this sentence, I’ve already forgotten what I’ve typed before it, which really leaves me in a hazy place.) I can only hope that attempting to blog more will help me overcome that sense of awkwardness.
As a final note, I’ve taken up a new hobby. While I haven’t officially started, I’ve begun the process for becoming a volunteer at LibriVox.org. For those who haven’t heard of LibriVox, here’s a little bit about it: LibriVox creates free audiobooks from texts that are in the public domain. The audiobooks are all recorded by volunteers who take the time to read and record a chapter or two, or even an entire book in some cases. Really, it’s a pretty grand idea. I stumbled across it by accident while looking for an audiobook for Fairytales by The Brother’s Grimm.
With all that vomited into this blog post, I think I’ll let you all go. If it makes any sense, fantastic! If not, then… well, like I said: I’ll have to work on getting my coherency back, now that my muse has finally returned to me at long last.