Hello, everyone. As mentioned before here's the mid month check in and update post. How are you doing? Has January been a good month for you so far?
Although this month hasn't been great (auspicious beginning to 2018) I have managed to get some world building work done, which is the first thing done for me in several months. I've also been going through some older stories, working out what needs changing, and also planning some new stories. This, for me, is a really good step. Of course now I actually need to follow through with the actual writing, but I'm hoping to have the time to do that from tomorrow onwards. Something I've always found complicated is working around my long term boyfriend, especially as we live together, and I've been really bad at taking time to do the things I want to be doing - like writing. He's got some stuff that needs doing away from our home for a little while, so I'm going to try to create a nice schedule for myself. I've always worked better than way. All I can do after that is hope that I can stick to it when he's home again.
One of the things I daydream about is having my own office. A space of my own, to have my books, and work stuff, and laptop... only that's not going to happen any time soon. I did have an office for a while, but it was a 40 minute walk away, so I found myself not using it, which made it a waste of the money I was spending on rent. For now I have my corner. It's better than nothing.
Feel free to talk about your month so far in the comments. I'd love to get to know you all better. :)
The first community cards will be in the comments. I don't know why, but I can't put the cards behind a cut, so I see this as the best way of doing this for now. When I have a bit more time I'll experiment to see if I can make this work the way I want it to.
Hello, everyone. I hope you all had a good time over the Christmas period, whether or not you were celebrating, and you're ready for a new year.
I need to apologise for disappearing for the last couple of months of the year. Personal issues and illness caused unexpected problems, but I'm back now, and looking to make 2018 a good year for the community.
There are going to be a couple of changes I'm implementing, although not to the current rules. They are staying as they are. Instead I'm going to be posting again today, with the community bingo cards, for those of you who might need a little more inspiration, want a new card but not want the pressure of having on sitting there making you feel bad for not writing, or who simply feel like it would be easier to bingo off them. Secondly I'm planning on posting around the middle of the month to have a chat with you all - hopefully with a writing update of my very own. Last year wasn't great for writing, and the year before that wasn't much better. There is a chance things won't change this year, but I know that one of my biggest issues is putting too much pressure on myself to be doing everything, so I'm going to do my best not to do that again.
So, how have you all been? Do you have any writing goals for the new year? How are you feeling about the year to come? I'm looking forward to hearing from you, if you are still here.
Work has been stupidly busy recently, which is definitely not something to complain about. At the same time it's been having a terrible effect on my urge to write for me... and that's something I don't see changing any time soon, unfortunately. I have all these things I want to get down on paper, but it's just not happening. Hopefully things will quieten down a bit in the not too distant future. Then I might be able to get back to writing. :)
This month, as I'm sure you all know, is also NaNo. I'm not going to be doing NaNao this year, unfortunately. I simply don't have the time to be able to pull it off, even though I really hoped I would, but if you are then best of luck - I believe in you.
As always please let me know if you want a new card (anyone who doesn't stipulate gets a gen card, so if you want something else then add that into your request, and post any stories you might have done for old cards that you're certain you won't be able to get a bingo on.
Welcome to October, everyone. :) I hope you all had a good September. Like I seem to have been all the time recently I'm still working on getting back to writing for me, but then it isn't unusual for my job to drain most of the creativity from me long before I have a chance to even think about what it is I want to be doing. However we have some interesting new possible plans that have me a little more bouncy than I have been for a while, so I'm going to keep my fingers crossed it's something that will work out, because I think it would to have something to aim for.
How have your writing plans been coming along? Is life treating you okay? Feel free to talk about anything in the comments.
Like always this is going to be open for seven days, so get your requests in for new cards if you want them. Post any stories you wish to post if you don't believe you're going to be able to bingo. Remember always that this is your challenge, and you can do what you wish with it. :)
Welcome to September, everyone. :) Today is my birthday, and I'm really hoping for a good month of writing this month, as August definitely didn't work out a planned. How have you been getting on with your writing endeavours?
If you want a new card, whether or not you've bingoed with the old one, this is the place to ask for it. If you have any stories that won't go into a bingo then post away. You have until the 7th of the month.
Well, that's another month gone, and we're into August now. How has your writing been going? I have to admit this has been a difficult month for me. First the other half was ill, with a lot of hope I wasn't going to pick it up, because I have a terrible immune system. Luckily I didn't - instead I had an ear infection (a very limited one) for the first time in my life. I hope it never happens again, because I've realised I truly hate not being able to hear properly.
August, I'm hoping, will be a better month. I have plans, but that doesn't mean they're going to work out. More often than not they don't, because life, but my fingers are very crossed, and they're crossed for all of you too - if you need it. Let me know in the comments what plans you have for August, if you need a new card, and how well you're doing with the old ones.
It's that time again. Where, exactly, did June go? Last month seemed to rush by, but I'm hoping for a bit more time in July to actually do some writing that isn't for work. I've been really terrible for that recently. If you have too then let me know - it would be great to know I'm not the only one who's had plenty of ideas, but no will to actually work on them.
Post up your amnesty pieces if you have any. If you don't you can still request a new card, or carry on with the old one. Your card means you make the rules. :)