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By the time this post goes live it'll be the beginning of April which means that Camp NaNoWriMo will be in full swing. Even though I've taken the first week off work I know I'll probably be behind in my writing because aside from taking on Camp I've also got other projects happening on the side and the masochist in me has decided that it's a great idea to start writing Marvel fan fiction.
I don't know how some people do it. I've been internet stalking again and there are people on the web who have multiple accounts on social media, have a gazillion hobbies outside of writing, children to look after, day jobs to work at. And still they're producing more books than I have. This is incredible to me.
If I had another lifetime to play with I don't know if I'd be able to go any faster or focus any better. There are just so many things that I would love to be good at but which require time and dedication that I am sorely lacking. I would so love to be a graphic artist and be able to produce images from my own novels. Or learn a trade of some kind. But I guess for now I'll just be happy with winning Camp and possibly catching up on all of the reading that I should have done months ago.
Best wishes with Camp NaNo! I don't draft well at that speed, but I admire those who do. Maybe one day, eh?ReplyDelete
Don't worry, I'm not producing a ton of books either.
You just have to do what you can. Be glad your day job isn't teaching, which drains creativity in other areas. And yet - Ambellin Kwaymullina manages it and still writes fabulous YA fiction. Still - we do what we can. I'm using term break to finish some short fiction.ReplyDelete
I feel you. I don't know how some people do it! My life's been crazy lately and I feel like I'm about to have a mental breakdown. And yet, other people would handle it with ease. I guess we're all just different. Don't compare your self with others. You're awesome just as you are!ReplyDelete
I wish I had the time to learn so many things, too. It's just not possible, at least not for me. I want to be able to write everything I want to write and do it fast! For some, that is totally doable, but it's me and that seems like a pipe-dream for me. I think it's pretty doable for you, however.ReplyDelete
I am completely there. Whenever I see the things other people are able to do writing-wise especially, I'm just dumbfounded. It usually takes me at least an hour to get in the zone, and after that, I probably have 3 good hours in me to write. Some days are better, some worse. But some people can pop out novels like it's nothing. I wish I could do that, too. Hope camp is going well!ReplyDelete
P.S. I just started Poison and am really enjoying it!!!