Remember how I said I would be posting less because of NaNoWriMo? That’s definitely how it’s going to be. It’s going to be down to just a Quick Takes every week.
Because unfortunately I have not yet developed the energy to sit on my butt from 10:00am to 6:00pm, go to Zumba for an hour after work, and then come home and write 1500+ words and a blog post (or two) all in a day.
I honestly wish I could: there are SO MANY THINGS I want to do. I want to do ALL THE THINGS.
I want to play volleyball like I did in grade school (thanks, Haikyuu!!) and play tennis and write poetry and read lots of biographies and visit Japan and South Korea and go to London again, and take voice lessons and practice my piano more and write more stories and more blog posts and help people and do crafts and make scrapbooks and visit all my friends and bake lots of cool desserts and take walks and–
Well, you don’t need to know all that. Suffice to say I am constantly frustrated at the fact that there is so much I want to do, and that not only do I not have the time, I don’t have the talent or energy to do all those things either.
So I have to pick a few things. The voice lessons, the blogging, the visiting friends, the trying to write a novel, occasionally baking, and slogging my way through this thick biography of Keats. And maybe, in a couple years, if I save up enough, taking a trip to Seoul. I found that just by setting aside a small portion of my paycheck, in about a year I can save up for a round-trip ticket and a week’s lodging. And that’s without even looking for the cheapest deals.
Ahem. Anyway. The point of this post before I got sidetracked was to say, I’m doing NaNoWriMo so you’ll be hearing from me a little less. That is, you won’t have to worry about Secret Garden hijacking my Quick Takes again anytime soon. But just for the end of October and the month of November. (I need to do lots of research. I’ve never taken on a project like this before, and it’s exciting…and scary. But more exciting.)
Prayers and best wishes to all who are participating in NaNoWriMo this year! Go have fun and write!