Writing, and Where It Goes From Here

Sometimes I just can’t help myself. My worst habit as a writer is rarely focusing on a single project until it’s completed—and I don’t just mean blogging five days a week on top of creative writing. I’m currently doing work, in at least a small capacity, on three different screenplays. One of these is a rewrite of something I wrote earlier this year, and the other two are in the outline stage with (foolish) hopes of writing both before the end of the year.

Of course I couldn’t stop there.

On top of those projects, I’ve decided I want to tackle NaNoWriMo this year, or at least try to. I put in a solid week’s worth of effort last November before realizing maybe having a plan for where the story was going would have been helpful to do before starting. I have an idea that’s been kicking around in the back of my mind since last fall, and I’ve done the bulk of the prep work for it. I’m more or less ready to go.

If you don’t know, NaNoWriMo—short for National Novel Writing Month—is a challenge in which people try to write a novel during the month of November. The idea I’m bringing to NaNoWriMo definitely won’t be completed even if I hit the 50,000 word target, but getting there would put me well on the way to knocking out a first draft. If you have any interest in tackling this beast yourself, head over to NaNoWriMo’s site and get going.

So that’s four different projects I’m intending to do some serious work on over the next two months. Yes, I am probably going to lose my mind. Yes, I am going to love it. I’ll be posting updates here throughout November, and I’m hoping “I got distracted and gave up” won’t be among them.

This blog is also going to go through some changes over the next couple months. I’m going to do my best to write more features style posts about movies and games, and probably fewer formal reviews. I’d like to turn this into more of a discussion about games and how they fit into the world at large, both in terms of media and in general. That’s all going to remain here for the foreseeable future, but I’m still looking into moving forward as a branded blog instead of using my name. That’s pretty far down on my list of priorities, but I’ll be sure to let you know if and when that change is coming.

That’s it for now, because, as you might have guessed, I have some work to do.


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