I have been neglecting this blog dreadfully. I apologise. I have been taking part in National Novel Writing Month instead. Yes, that is correct. I am endeavouring to write a 50,000 word novel this month. Why, you ask, when I can barely keep up with my blog? Well, insanity, for starters; a desire to force myself to write, even if I don't want to; a need for some mental distraction from the travails of Life; and a sudden, mad urge to prove that I was up to the challenge.
I must admit I have been fighting to keep up with the daily word goals. To reach 50,000 words by November 30th, I must average 1,667 words a day. I don't always manage that. Indeed, I am spending a good deal of time falling behind - and being informed by my handy word tracker, that I shall not be finished until December 2nd... December 4th... December 6th! And then, thank heaven, the weekend comes, and I apply myself to serious catching up, and manage to obtain the happy forecast of finishing by the appointed date of November 30th. At present, I am pleased to say, I am set to finish on time. Wish me luck.