This fall I had a bajillion plans. I was going to do Inktober, a drawing a day during the month of October, and then I was going to take those drawings during November and National Novel Writing Month and write 31 short stories and flash fiction pieces, a collection. I was plodding away, plotting and drawing, and getting ready for all of it and it just wasn’t working… my brain was in a million places and a few more million pieces.
So I latched onto the one thing I managed to actually complete last year at this time and that was National Novel Writing Month. Last year I managed to complete the task in 2 weeks after a late start due to depression but I had some amazing people that helped me through it.
I had almost no prep but this year i’m working on it. I have beat sheets I’ve been working on and notes and flow charts and notes and all sorts of things going on. Nothing is cemented, but I’m working on it. It’s given my mind something to latch onto, something to quiet it. A problem to solve that is well within my own realm of control… I don’t know what that says about my mental state, but I’m working on it and I’m so excited to share my project with you when it’s done and I’m looking forward to sharing the journey to its completion just as much!