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Jeff O'Handley

The Doubting Writer Finds His Voice

Stepping Back

After a rough week on the writing front, I managed to squeak out a few hundred words on Saturday followed by two good sessions Sunday which added about 3000 words to my current project. And, even better, I feel like those were 3000 pretty good words that add to my story. Yay. NaNo’s handy little statistical dashboard shows I’m averaging a hair over 1,700 words per day, and tells me I’ll ‘finish’ on November 30 (the previous weekend’s writing blitz added so much I was projected to finish around the 24th or 25th, so I’ve fallen back a bit). I still don’t know how ‘finished’ I’ll be at that point, but I’ll certainly be much further along than I was in October.

Meanwhile, I’ve decided it’s once again time to step back from this blog for a little bit. I woke up this morning with absolutely no clue of what I was doing today, an all-too common occurrence lately. I don’t want to subject you fine folks to these scrambly things that sound kind of self-pitying when I get right down to it (like Friday’s). I’ve got a lot of things on my mind besides my NaNo project right now. I don’t mind the work that goes into blogging (I like it, in fact, otherwise I would have stopped long ago), but it is a distraction for right now that I don’t need, so it’s time to take a step back. I figure I’ll still cruise around and read what you all have got to say, but it’s time for me to go quiet for a few weeks. Thanks for your support, I’ll see you soon!

7 Responses

  1. November and December are both really tough months for me to blog. It's just so busy with all the holidays and trying to find time to write. I'll probably be a little scarce for awhile too. My poor blog is always the first to be sacrificed to the time gods. 🙂

  2. Glad the nano is moving along! I'm making up for a weekend away – but it's flowing pretty well still 🙂
    Enjoy your time away – hope it's productive and fun!

  3. Blog breaks are good, just like vacations from the day job are good. Take time to refresh and enjoy doing something different.

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