Free-Writing Is the Only Option

Free-writing. I know I mentioned in a previous post that I really hate free-writing. It’s true, I do. But right now, I have a longing, and the only way I know to get it out of me is to free-write. Every writer has to eat their words once in awhile, right?

I really missed blogging yesterday. It felt so strange to not being putting up a blog post after spending the entirety of last month worrying about it on a daily basis. Instead of feeling a sweet relief of not being pressured, I felt like I was disconnected from my blog, like it was being thrown away already. Weird, right? I have multiple other quality posts that are semi-written and that I could’ve worked on for today, but I missed the personal connection. I’ve taken to being obsessed with staying up to date on my reader, as some of you may have noticed as I stalked your blogs. I don’t know why I am doing this. Living vicariously, I suppose?

So I think I’m still going to be writing a post a day. I’m not sure whether I will publish said posts, but my brain now seems to accept that blogging is a part of my life now. And all because of a 30 Day Challenge that I made up for myself. Sheesh, brain, why you be so cray?

In other news, Camp Nano started yesterday and so far, so good. I’m impressed with my cabin’s output already and so glad I made the cabin. I don’t think I’ll ever go into a random cabin again. Everyone is very encouraging and we seem to be spread out during the day so that usually someone’s on all the time. My cabin is better than yours is what I’m hinting at (ha, no, no, I don’t mean that, probably 🙂 )

My project is going well too. I’m doing a rewrite of last year’s Nano draft, and I love it so far. It’s so much better than the original. Also, the story has completely changed so I don’t think there’s much I can salvage from those original 50k words, but that’s life. I’m chalking it up to being one hell of a writing exercise.

So that’s that. Wow, I feel so much better now. Again, I don’t know if I will be posting all my ramblings daily anymore, but at the very least I’m going to be writing them. If simply to keep me sane.

Anyone else have crazy thoughts of blogging madness? Or think their cabin is better than mine? Sound off below!

3 thoughts on “Free-Writing Is the Only Option

  1. But of course my cabin’s better…maybe, maybe not…

    Blogging, though, has started to become a way of life, although I’m averaging 3-4 posts per week. With being a single mom who homeschools two high schoolers and a middle schooler while being in the process of writing a novel and figuring out this new single life, I’m quite pleased with my output. Sometimes my entries are random ramblings about our crazy adventures; sometimes I post a fiction excerpt. I’m happy for you to have met and exceeded your 30-day challenge. They say it takes 28 days to develop a habit. I believe you have developed an excellent habit. I look forward to more of your ramblings and encouraging posts.

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