Wow. What a terrible blogger I am. I haven’t posted anything since Christmas? Shameful, I know. I am alive though! My ideas for posts have just run completely dry lately; but I need to post something thus I’ve decided to update on…stuff. This post is very random, you are warned.
First of all, Happy New Year! To me, 2012 is an awesome number. Why? *shrugs* I have no clue. I just like it. I also like new beginnings and the start of a New Year in general. It’s enjoyable having a fresh start and new goals to reach for.
As far as goals go, I really just want to grow closer to God. I fear I wasted so much of 2011. God is always here for me and am I here for Him? No. Usually it is all about me and lately He has been put on the back burner. I’m ashamed of that. God needs to be the center, and starting now I want to put that in practice. He is so good! So good. He deserves our devotion. I really am so ashamed to how much I’ve ignored him lately.
My other big goal is to really focus on my writing. For a year now it feels like my passion for it has multiplied by the thousands. I do not know for sure if that is what God is leading me to do, but sometimes I wonder. Thus, this year I want to work on improving my writing, editing some books, starting some more, etc. 2012 will be a very writerly year for me! …That’s the plan anyway.
Speaking of writing, last Sunday night I finished writing the novel I started for NaNoWriMo. I was anxious to finish it so I can get back to editing this Arthurian Legend novel I was editing before NaNoWriMo. Thus I was quite ecstatic. So, one would think I am working on editing again now, yes?
The plot bunnies and my muse are attempting to kill me it seems. On the last few days of finishing up my NaNo, an idea sparked for an entirely different story. Then a character came into view. Then 8, yes 8, characters formed very clearly in my mind. Then my mischievous muse said, “Oooh! Let’s make this a time travel story set in a steampunk world.” And I’m sitting there blinking in confusion thinking, "But all I’ve ever written is fantasy/medieval stories! I can’t write this! Besides, I need to edit that other story.” Muse clearly says, “No.” And that is that.
I barely know anything about the steampunk genre. It is an interesting genre and has intrigued me for a couple of years now, but I still know nothing about it. And time travel? What?
Unfortunately, what the muse says goes. So guess what I’m going to be doing soon? You guessed it. Writing a steampunk, time travel story.
In all truth though, I’m quite excited. This will of course be very different from anything I’ve ever written, but it will also have an interesting feel. It’s going to be very lighthearted and humorous. All the main characters (8, remember?) are quite bizarre and fun. It’s going to be interesting, I know that much.
I will still be editing that other story though. No matter what Muse says.
Which means I’ll be writing a steampunk, time travel story while editing an Arthurian Legend story. Fun stuff.
Why do all my posts always end up veering back to writing?
Well, that’s what has been going on anyway. So, while yes, I am technically alive, I might not be for long if my muse keeps this up. >_>