Blog Overhaul?

With a big question mark! I’m thinking of breathing life back into this blog… and changing it up a bit.

One big difference is it would no longer be just a book review blog. It would also be my blog as an aspiring author.

We’ll see what happens.

On Long Absences–and NaNoWriMo

I’ve been gone from here for a few months now, and there are a few reasons for that, but most of all: I needed a break from many of my obligations. And then school started back up and I got busy all over again with obligations I couldn’t take a break from.

So here I am, back again. I’ve missed having a site to keep up with and hope I can get back into the swing of things.

I also haven’t been reading a whole lot, so it’s not surprising that I’ve not been updating. But I’ll get back to reposting old reviews too.

I hope everyone’s been well!

In other news, for me November is, you guessed it, National Novel Writing Month. I tried NaNoWriMo once, years ago, without success… but this year, I’m feeling I can maybe tackle it again. I have a planning document ready and quite a few notes. I’m ready to plants (plan + pants) my way to victory, if possible.

And hey, even if I lose, I’ll still be a lot closer to finishing my novel than I was before.

Find me on NaNo’s website if you’d like!

Cheers,
Caitlin

On Writing

I’ve always thought of myself as a writer. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve wanted to write. I have written ever since I was a kid, though obviously the quality was questionable for a long time.

Recently, I’ve begun to get more serious about this passion, this unending desire to one day be read. I’ve sat down to finish some short stories with the hopes of completing a short story collection. I’ve even found a publisher that I want to approach with the concept.

And today, I finished the first of the short stories.

That has always been my biggest problem as a writer: finishing my stories. When we were assigned short stories to write in school, I would keep going and going, and never quite manage to finish what I started. Novel attempts go far but end up without, well, an end.

But today I finished the first of the short stories I want in this collection. It’s called Teeth. I’m pretty proud of it, though it needs a lot of polish still.

The point is, I finally sat down and really wrote. I wrote and wrote until I was done. Sometimes I just stared at the screen without a single idea, but I always made myself come back and put pen to paper (so to speak).

It’s a nice feeling to be able to think, I can do this.

Maybe one day I’ll see that dream of mine fulfilled.