Long Time Gone

Hello, everyone! How are you? Feels like it’s been such a long time since we last talked…am I running late? *checks calendar* Hmm, looks like I haven’t posted in about three months…HOLY PENCILS IT’S BEEN THREE MONTHS?!

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Looking back to that time, I see that I up and left at the end of the April A-Z Challenge. Yeah…uh…sorry about that. But the reason why I left so suddenly coincides with the reason why I’m back now, so let me explain.

 
I am a writer. And while that’s probably pretty obvious, I still feel like I need to explain myself a bit because there are different kinds of writers out there. Some writers are diligent, hard-working individuals, full of self-discipline and good work ethic. I…am not one of those writers. I prefer to think of myself more as a professional daydreamer who just happens to use written words to get my thoughts out of my head. And three months ago, I started daydreaming hardcore

 
A new story had fluttered into my head unexpectedly. It was fueled by a video game and my best friend/extension of my soul, and let me tell you, it was relentless. I’m not sure whether I mentioned it in my A-Z posts or not (and I’m too lazy to go check), but by that last week, I was seriously struggling to think about anything other than the fictional drama playing out in my head. And so, I simply stopped resisting and let it take over.
I don’t know if that was the right or best decision, but frankly, I didn’t care. The A-Z Challenge was my attempt to trick myself into writing more; did it really matter if I dropped one writing goal to start working on another? In the end, I had words on paper…but I see now that that decision wasn’t very fair to you dear readers here, and for that, I  do apologize.

 
So now, I’m back! And I have plans! I am hoping to start posting here regularly on Wednesdays to share a bit of myself with you in whatever form that happens to take. Probably ramble-y journal-type entries about the desert and my dog, given what I know about myself. But I also have some writing-related articles in the works that I would love to put out on Fridays. Those will probably be a bit more infrequent at first, but I’m going to give’em a try!

 
Oh, about that story that so rudely interrupted my A-Z Challenge…I will be posting that as well! I’m setting up another blog for it and all my other video-game related writings (they desperately need a home of their own; I’m starting to run out of headspace). I’m aiming to post a chapter a week, so if you like hopeful sci-fi adventures with odd couple main characters, it might be the story for you. And don’t worry about the whole “based on a video game thing;” I am writing it in a way that will make sense whether you’ve seen the game or not. Chapter One will be coming out next week; I’ll be sure to excitedly make an all-caps post about it when it happens.

 
And, once again, I am so, so sorry to become one of those “Are they dead?” bloggers. I promise to put in my will for some famous author to update all my blogs and social media feeds with beautiful, nonsensical poetics whenever I kick the bucket.

 
In the meantime, please tell me what you’ve been up to over the past three months. Did you have a nice summer? Don’t make me go internet-stalk you to find out, because I will! I will…

4 thoughts on “Long Time Gone

  1. As far as reasons for not blogging go, a new story is an excellent one! I’m happy for you that you got such an exciting, all-consuming idea. That’s a wonderful feeling. But wait! This post is from August (apologies for my delayed reading…) and you haven’t mentioned anything about the new story since. How is it going??

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    1. Thanks for the comment! And so timely too, as I’ve been thinking about my sad lack of blogging lately. Hopefully this week I can provide some good updates as to what I’ve been doing all this time (spoilers: mostly goofing off writing fanfiction 🙂 ).

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