Now secondly I would like to apologize for the disturbing amount of silence on my account for so long- I know some of my loyal followers may still be missing my work, but trust me, I try all the time to rectify that! However now that I've graduated from university and have a boyfriend and a full-time job and am actually getting quite a few commissions now, it all takes up rather a large amount of time unfortunately
Not to say I hate all that stuff- I actually really love it, it's just setting aside time to watch new animes or shows and fangirl (which is especially hard since I don't have any girls friend still around to watch/obsess with) and especially draw fanart is very difficult and I severely wish it wasn't. But hopefully come winter (or should I say December because here in California it's still 80-90* most days), I will get more time off of work as a professional photographer (sports, sorority composites, school portraits, etc. in case anyone's wondering) and more time for fun!
Which leads me into my next point of...NaNoWriMo! Although I just got done explaining how busy and stressful and limited my time is these days, I am going to attempt NaNo once again this year! My last attempt was in 2012, I believe, and I think it's time i gave it another shot! even with al the stuff I have going on this November (business trips, family reunion in another state, commissions), I think the time is ripe for another try. I'm actually hoping this will help me focus more and bring me back into my personal nerdy, fangirly ways (the fact that I haven't written any fiction in probably a year helps add to my decision) and really give me a month to focus on just myself and my novel.
Not that I have the faintest idea of what I'm going to write about. I had such a busy week traveling to different universities every day for shoots and this commission that it taking forever that I haven't had a single second to decide on what I want to do. I don't have any solid old ideas I could pick up or want to write so I'm kind of torn between picking up my all-time favorites themes form past novels and attempting a fantasy/military novel, or just stick to real life for once and write basically a slice-of-life story, which I've never done before.
The minutes are ticking down until midnight and I don't even have time to stress about it until tomorrow morning, but I am resolute now. I WILL do it! Even if every last sentence is a pile of rat droppings! (I've been reading too much Harry Potter lately and tend to revert to a British way of speaking every once in awhile). So here's to a long, inspiring month full or writing and more stressing and personal growth and a 50k word novel
!!! Let me know if anyone out there is doing NaNoWriMo as well -I'd love some fellow writers to keep me sane and inspired this month! My username on nanowrimo.org
is MoPotter or just start a comment or message here on dA with me!