I promised a post about writing and here it is. I meant to write it yesterday but I had errands that I had to do and wasn't able to get to it. But here I am now.
I've mentioned a few times on the blog that I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with my life, what I wanted to be. I kind of had it narrowed down to being a musician or a writer for what I wanted to do. I've prayed a lot for guidance. I knew that whatever signs God had put out pointing the way, I was missing. So I asked for something more obvious, a big neon yellow sign. And I got it. In the form of a neon yellow banner. Literally. I see stories develop in my head like movies. I was tossing around ideas about the novel I've been playing at the last few months and I could see the preparations for a large feast that would be the finale of the novel (did I mention I don't see the scenes in order?). And there being hoisted along the walls in this idea were bright yellow banners. I got my sign.
I'm a writer.
That's what I'm meant to be. So that's where my focus will lie. Music will always be a very important part of my life but I just wasn't meant to do it professionally. And I'm at peace with that. So I signed up for NaNoWriMo, which has caused me a lot of stress in the last couple weeks. I haven't written anything on my novel. I've been writing character summaries and making notes of things that I want to happen since one of the very few rules is that nothing written prior to November 1 counts. But according to the schedule I came up with for creating my 2013 Blogging from A to Z entries, I have to start next week. And I'm not working on just this blog. I'm participating on my craft blog. Which means crafting. MAKING things. And I, like a dumbass, decided that I needed to embroider for the A to Z challenge. Headdesk. What did I get myself into? I might just finish going crazy (cause I was already on that road) in November. I have to write 1,667 words a day to get to 50,000 for NaNoWriMo. I need to begin writing my posts for this blog's A to Z. And I need to do the embroideries and write the posts for Oh Frog It's A to Z. Oh boy. Send any extra sanity my way in November.