November brought adventures, sadness and a bit of art.
I traveled abroad for the first time in November, spending a week in Norway and Sweden. I’ve posted pictures on my Flickr from these adventures, but among them is my new favorite pictures i have taken.
I thought about NaNoWriMo. I always do. I even started something… And by start I mean I thought about it, and even opened up Storymill a few times. In the end, this November, even more so, was not a good time to take on a project of that size.
There was still art, however. And I did start writing something I told myself I would not write… More on that in a while. Lots of pictures, it was defiantly a photography monty. And while my iPhone has fantastic camera abilities, my P300 remains my favorite toy. I still have yet to use the flash.
There were a few new edits to the April poems, bringing me closer to completing that project. There are a few in there that are proving to be more difficult to edit that they first appear. And let us not get started on Jacob’s issue with titles, shall we?
Final month of this 365 thing ahead. Funny how time moves these days. That one January morning I thought “This will feel like forever.” But it didn’t. Instead there was art.
And the fall begins. is the tenth month of 2011 already completed? A bit quieter than September, and yet still with its adventures. I went to Vegas and Colorado. There was rugby and dancing and Les Miserables and even a few mornings where I dared to sleep in.
I found a program for my iPhone (I GOT AN IPHONE) that pretends to be a typewriter. That’s about it. Makes little cards that you can send or upload. I suspect I’ll be playing with this a lot. Here is my first one.
October brought the resurgence of April. I started editing my poems from April and even began posting the pages from my notebook of those revisions up as well. When it is all completed there will be a nice collection of poems in all their stages. They are coming along. I found more gems than I expected, which is always a good feeling.
I definitely see now a difference in the months, such as February and April, where I had a plan for each day, vice the other more free form months. November, which starts today, presents the temptation of NaNoWriMo. In case there is a reader who doesn’t know, NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month. You write a novel in a month (50,000 words). It is all about quantity, and less about quality.
I do have an idea, although no real preparations for it. It is a good old fashioned ghost story inspired by a ghost tour I did of downtown Annapolis. So i think i have a plan.
I’m going to work on this Annapolis ghost story for the month of November. I won’t be posting it online, but I’ll tweet my word count and promise there will be other art things that I will post.
I won’t promise 50,000 words. But I’m aiming for it.
Ah September. Did you let me breathe? It certainly didn’t feel like it. It started with work deadlines, “Get this done by 30 September, OR ELSE!” Mix in traveling engineers and bad weather, and there were several late nights at the office.
But there was Horrorfind, which, as always, rocked. Good friends, good times. I did a reading on Sunday of two stories: Tuesday Morning and Bedtime Monsters.
Then I went to Disney, which provided days of pictures. This one is one of my favorites.
Did I hit once a day in art? probably not. But despite the busy schedule, there were still lots of creative moments.
Almost caught up with life. Almost. Rest well, September, you deserve it.