I have been in a writing rut – in that I have done nothing new for ages. Life circumstances have been against me.
It’s time to take a stand against all that. I should set myself a challenge again and give myself the proverbial kick up the arse.
So I am considering going against all the odds and partaking in NaNoWriMo this year. I have completed it once but failed the following year due to some serious illness in the family.
These days, all the demands on me mean I don’t get any time to sit down and write – event doing this today is a very rare occurrence. I have been reduced to reblogging old content.
Well, those demands are going to have to take a back seat for a while. They will need to for my own sanities sake.
My plan is not to try and create novel, novella or even a part of one as I did last time. This time I want to use the push to create 10 drafts of short stories. Each around 5000 words long. I will then use these to enter some competitions with – maybe eventually publish them as a collection as well.
Well, that’s the plan. Let’s see how it goes. Lately, my plans don’t see the light of day – this is a last-ditch attempt. I need some success.
He would have been seven today
Had things gone differently
Being nearer to the hospital?
Or some other factor?
That we can never change
I remember you
Then shoulder the burdens
And the joys
Of your brothers