Sorry for the hiatus. In between trying to get through NaNoWriMo, I had to catch up on my reading and didn't get back to the blog.
Anyway, I didn't get far in NaNoWriMo this year, but since it was my first one, I'll give myself the benefit of the doubt. I still like what "Project M" can be, but I just couldn't commit to the story like I wanted to.
Despite my best efforts to solider on, the frustrations with my last novel weighed me down. To put it simply, I didn't write much at all in November. I realize now that I needed that time off. I'd been writing and rewriting so much the past few years, I finally got burnt out.
Even though many have told me it was all right to take a break, I didn't want to let my frustrations be an excuse not to do ANYTHING.
But I've learned that sometimes you have to take a break, even if it means you don't write for a while. Now having taken a few weeks off, I want to rev up my writing again.
It wasn't a total loss though; I was able to get some valuable reading in.
While I will go back to Project M, I'm returning to my previous novel after having a month and change worth of distance from it.
How did NaNoWriMo go for you?
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