Monday, October 16, 2017

Return to Productivity

These last two months have felt like a nice comeback for me. Blogging is like anything else you do on a regular basis. Once you stop, it's difficult to come back to making it a part of your routine. Same goes for writing in general.

Here's a quick list of stuff I've done in the last few weeks that I'm very proud of:

1) My writing partner Miranda Hardy and I have been working hard on our sequel to Death Knocks. We did six chapters alone just this weekend. Death Returns will be out before the end of the year, and I look forward to sharing more about this project with you.

2) I gathered all my notes and free-writing for The Gateway Mothman, a manuscript I started before my writing drought started. It's three years in the making, and I look forward to cranking it out very
soon. Which leads me to...

3) Lord of lords, I have committed to NaNoWriMo this year. I last participated in 2013, so I'm pretty nervous about it. It's the perfect kick in the ass I think will help solidify my writing comeback and immerse myself back into the writing world. If you're doing NaNo, look me up and let's be buddies. I'm "Jay Noel" on there.

4) Joining the Blogosphere. I've really missed being here and visiting all of your blogs. I'm sad about one thing, though, and my blogroll has been annihilated. So many bloggers also disappeared since I've been gone. I hope some of them will return, but it looks like many probably won't. If there's any blogs you recommend I add, please let me know in the comments.


Pat Dilloway said...

Good like on NanoWriMo this year! It's good you're getting your mojo back.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Yeh for NaNo! Last year, I did a lot more prep and was way happier with the end result. Good luck to you!

(We may already be NaNo buddies - I'll check for sure next time I'm on the site.)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

And we are glad you're back! Another blogger buddy is jumping back into writing and blogging right now and he's just as excited as you. NaNo will definitely kick you into high gear.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

You'll just have to adjust your "Fiery Links" based on those who are visiting you now. I think you've blogged as long as I have and we've seen a lot come and go over the years.

Good luck with NaNo. I wish I could participate one year.

Pat Hatt said...

Nano will definitely help do the trick. Many bloggers sure have gone by the wayside, but then you prove that many hop on back.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I can always count on absence from the blogosphere leading to an absence from writing. It seems the two go hand in hand for me.

Welcome back!!

H.R. Sinclair, Southpaw said...

I've messed up and rebuilt my blogs feeds more time than I'd like to admit. It's so easy to do. Welcome back and awesome about getting lots done over the weekend!

Julie Flanders said...

Ooh, I am excited about the sequel to Death Knocks. Loved that!
I committed to NaNo too and am hoping it helps me finally get out of my slump.
Good to see you back and writing again!

Maurice Mitchell said...

NaNoWriMo sounds like a great way to jump start your writing. I've heard a lot of good things about it Jay.
The blogosphere has changed a lot over the years. Ours almost fell away too but we found a way to claw back. LOL

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