Long-time wind down

Wednesday, 23 December, 2009

I may have (foolishly) said that I was going to write a blog about my NaNoWriMo experience last month.  I still might, but I can assure you that this post is not the post you are looking for.  Well, if there truly is anyone looking for such a post, that is.

This is actually a post about why there hasn’t been such a post.  I think.  It may just be a post to ease myself back into some longer-form–and I mean longer form as something not longer than a short email or Tweet–writing.  It really has been since that fateful day: November 29th, that I have written anything with substance.

I still cannot bring myself to open the NaNoWriMo file.  That story of mine, that is just over 50,000 words.  I have the post-NaNo blues, and I have it bad.  To the point where, I think, these couple hundred words are the most that I have written.  Anything I have written since has been counted by total characters.

It surprises me to be able to set to this task without my hands/brain rebelling.  I guess I am making some headway.  Though I doubt this headway will amount to much.  I still don’t think that I can open that file and read what I have written it.

Sure it all seemed like a good idea while I was doing it.  Now it feels like a digital abomination from the bowels of my mind.  Mind bowels?  Not a pleasant thought, and I am sorry I thought of it.

Give me some time, and I may warm to the idea of actually reliving NaNoWriMo.  Not a day-to-day account, mind you.  I don’t think I could actually remember in such detail.  I obliterated some brain cells last Saturday as I turned 29.  Ah, well!