Huffblog: Is This Thing Still On?

What do you MEAN it’s been over a month since my last blog post? Oh hell, I’m bad at this! Right, don’t worry, I’m still here. I’m still doing this. I just needed to take a mental health da- … we- … month. That’s just who I am as a person. Still, the great thing about writing is that it doesn’t go off or melt or start to delete itself over time. It’s always ready and waiting for me when I come back.

That’s not to say that I haven’t been writing in the meanwhile. The World of Warcraft fanfic that I write for my wife (I am proud of how nerdy we both are) is coming on swimmingly, and as far as I’m concerned has been a fantastic way to keep myself from rusting. So that’s all good stuff!

As for the NaNoWriMo thing though… My final word count for that challenge clocked in at a resounding zero. And I don’t even feel bad about it.

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That’s not to say War Stores won’t get written. I love the idea and it’s going to be a fantastic bit of catharsis when I get to it. But it just wasn’t what I needed right now. What I needed, it turns out, was to get good and obsessed with something. So my five World of Warcraft healers have all grown into powerful characters in their own right, and I’ve even gotten 7/7 mythic on Emerald Nightmare (that won’t mean anything to you if you don’t play the game, but basically, I’ve done some of the hardest stuff in the game and I feel validated as all buggery.)

So what’s next for me now? Well, I will get back onto writing and drawing; this I vow. But probably not until 2017. Christmas is a hectic mess and I know myself well enough to know that hectic messes make me shut down and crawl into my obsessions. I am – for once – not ashamed of that fact. There’s a lot of value to be gained in knowing what you’re about and working within that frame.

 

…Or is that just a poor excuse for being lazy? Hell if I know.

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