Thursday, November 19, 2009

That would be a month

Does anyone else find that, despite the fact you set up the blog to write and makes some sort of shape from the whoosh of all the stuff that is your life, when the whoosh is at it's most whooshy you can't write because you want your words to be pristine and perfect and so you try and process the whoosh in your head first but at the same time you're dealing with new whoosh and then, hello, four weeks has gone by and you've written sweet F.A.

Which is entirely as it should be because you also, hilarious little thing that you are, signed up to do nanowrimo which is, to sensible folk who know not of which I speak, this thing where you decide to write a novel in a month. In fact you endeavour to write about 1600 words per day on said novel. In November, because, it's so slow, November; so much the month where absolutely nothing happens. Unless you are nearly three-and-a-half in which case the month of November doesn't exist and actually won't until you are about 20. 

So, not so much of the nanowrimo I am afraid. 
Or blogging. A bit of tweeting. Some actual This Is Your Job writing. 


I have been away on holiday, I have attended a school reunion, I have written a new play. Things have happened to my friends. In regards to the thing that happened to this friend, I met his mother, for the first time, a couple of weeks ago.

That was hard.

And that's a whole lot of whoosh.










11 comments:

Maggie May said...

I am the opposite usually. I have a burning desire to write about something and get no release until it is done!
My draft folder is bulging but I don't always publish things for a good while. I do have to write the draft though...... it seems urgent at the time.

Nuts in May

Anonymous said...

Great to have you back, Ovagirl!

OvaGirl said...

Bless!

Catizhere said...

I haven't posted since October??? Before that was July. Not that I'm particularly busy whoosing or anything, just life is so mundane.

Betty M said...

I too am a whoosh blogger - months go by! Glad to see news of you.

Lin said...

A username and password are being requested by http://www.jennsjournal.net. The site says: "Protected"

I get this message whenever I check in to hear your dulcet tones, Miz V. Who is jenn and why is she such a private kinda gal? Burning questions.

Nic said...

Hiya OG. Not too much whoosh going on here, but a whole lot of busy. Haven't managed to find much bloggy time myself. It's nice to have updates from time to time though, so do keep checking in! xox

Anonymous said...

OG, don't let it be another month before we hear from you again... surely there is much mirth to be made of the coming festive season...???...

LL

OvaGirl said...

So true my dear, so true...working on it.

Anonymous said...

whoosh! it's just about a month...

LL

Kim said...

Dear Vanessa

I have just read your book Legs Up and Laughing. It did me a lot more good than the frankly rather creepy hypnotherapy CD my friend recommended! Is there an email address or postal address I could write to you at as I'm hopeless with Twitter or blogging. I have not written a fan letter since I was 8 to the long deceased Enid Blyton! Thanks so much.

Kim