I’m not going to bother doing the whole “cor blimey 2016 was wank but 2017 is going to be better” stuff because years aren’t real. The sludgy river of time is trickling onward and we’re being dragged along for the ride. Still, I’m going to express some hope that maybe, just maybe, some specific things are going to be better from now on, in little ways.
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.
I knew it wouldn’t be long before I broke my “one post a day” rule, and it definitely won’t be the last time either. In my defense, my anxiety decided that all that time I spent trying to sleep the last couple of days would be better spent having random adrenaline surges and feeling prickly itching across every inch of my skin. So I’ve been a bit zoned out. Also, sometimes my cat just needs lots of hugs.
Well it’s 1am and I didn’t do any actual work writing today so I’ll just do a veeery quick Huffblog then be on my merry way.
NaNoWriMo day 1 is over, and though the official website encourages you to post your word count at the end of each and every day, that sounds to me like the worst possible way to write a novel. So I’ve ignored all that and am instead spending Week 1 on planning and preparation. According to the site you could have/should have done that during September and October, but that seems like cheating. Are we doing this novel in one month, or three?
This is the first Huffblog! On the days where I don’t have anything in particular to talk about regarding writing or art, I’m just going to put out a journal piece. Seems like the best way to do it.
My name is Jamie O’Flinn, but on the internet I go by Huffbuh. There’s a story behind that. For a good long while I’ve been writing and learning how to draw because I’m a fancy-pants creative type who enjoys making art in order to silence the demons within
entertain people. Anyway I decided to make this here blog in order to start cataloguing my growth as both a writer and a drawer of things and thought “what better time to start than NaNoWriMo?”