Is May Looking Like Flowers?

Another month has passed. I did my Camp NaNoWriMo. No, I did not get the two hours every day like I wanted, but I definitely did more than 60 hours of work. So I’ve given myself that one. I did my best and I accomplished a lot.

Including this!

Both in paperback and as an ebook, I hope people will pick this one up. This story is a triumph of my improvements as an author, as a storyteller, as a person… a Writer. I actually feel it this time. It’s nice not to try to sell a book while being apologetic. I think my last book was good too, but this one gives me confidence.

Back to the Writing! I once again have too many ideas, so I should get to putting them down before I forget!

January is a strange word if you think about it too hard

The new year has arrived. If you want something new, check out my new little tab at the side. It’s called “books”. I wonder why that is the case?

If you’ve been here for any length of time, you know the answer. I wrote about it before. I published my first book! Alice Through Wonderland Organization. It has lovely art like this:

by ケLV
by the wonderful ケLV

…and many a word by me! Poems included. One might have been borrowed from Charles Dodgson, but I assure you the rest of them derived from my brain and you will be able to tell the difference. I don’t pretend to own any of the words which aren’t mine.

If you are interested in those things, I hope you will pick it up! And if you do, I hope you will let me know in one way or another what you think about it. I always accept a critique, but as of recently I’m getting better at accepting praise as well. I suppose I will see which I earn, if either!

For those who like what they have read here, I am actually chugging along with my next book as well. I hope to publish it this year. Soon I hope to have a better time line and maybe a little bit to tease next month.

Time to get on the wild ride! Updates here continue Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, with poems on Saturday.

December is cold and wet

It doesn’t seem like that long ago that I was complaining it was too hot and summery. And I’m not actually complaining about the wet. Or the cold. Well, I complained about the cold in one aspect, when it was only my hands that were cold and I was trying to Write. In that case I would be complaining. Not sure why I always forget about that one detail when December hits.

NaNoWriMo is over and I have somewhat survived the process. I made my goal, I think, but most of the month is a blur now. And enjoyable blur for the most part, but there were those harder days than normal. Now it is time for me to finally go and get some editing done, because that is what I have wanted to do forever now.

Even more important than that is polishing up the novel I plan to publish by the end of the month. “Alice to Wonderland Organization”. This is a me project, most definitely, but it will be enjoyed nonetheless. At least by me putting it out there. And my saying that I’m doing it here, for the few of you who are here with me, to hopefully keep me accountable. There is no backing out now. There are words and there is art and the book will be wonderful. Just have to figure out the last parts of it all. Just that part.

Then on to the next book. The thought of that is exciting. The thought of that is thrilling. I could use a thesaurus for more words, but I’m writing this without ready access to one and I learnt recently that I really shouldn’t bother with that unless I’m doing poetry.

December is cold here. December is wet here. And I am happy for both of those facts. I hope it goes well for you too~

Take the future in hand, me!

It is July! I’m not really here (even moreso than usual), because it is Camp NaNoWriMo and I don’t have enough time to focus on anything but that. As of the time of Writing this I still am not quite sure what I’m going to be Writing, but I know I’m going to Write a lot. It’s not as if I don’t have a lot of ideas that need to actually have their own space on paper. Stop editing in your head, edit on paper. That should be my motto.

In other words, I am working on the final edits of my first book. It may fall a little to the wayside this month, but I will be finishing it the month after. Before the end of the year I will finally be published. As long as I Write that here, I can’t chicken out, right? That’s how accountability works, right?

I will no longer be updating every day, but I’m certain everyone will not mind. In the long term, I will be Writing more. And eventually people will be reading more, because there will be more to read. This blog has been good practice for me and it will continue to be.

To prove some of my dedication to you, here is a sample from the up and coming “Alice to Wonderland Organization”.

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