So you’re probably what’s happened to me that caused me to fall off the face of the planet. The truth is, I’ve been focusing on picking up any extra hours I can get my hands on so that I can pay down my private loans (at the very least). Fortunately, over the next few weeks, I should be getting back into the habit of blogging semi-regularly so that I can start getting into the habit of writing daily again.

“What’s the occasion?” You ask.

What would be going on in writer’s land that would inspire Allyson to get writing again. Truth is, this year Camp NaNoWriMo is in session in April and July. For better or worse, I’ve signed up for the April session. Largely because I really want to finish Myth of the metals, but also because I’ve got a ridiculousness plot bunny that I want to test out in November, but I want to finish Myth of the Metals first before I start venturing out with that plot bunny.

OLL is doing a few things differently this year with Camp NaNo.

  • We have customizable goals! So if you want Camp NaNo to hold you accountable for writing 100K in thirty days, by golly, Camp NaNo will hold you to it. Only want to manage 30K or 10K? No problems! What ever your gal is, it will be considered every bit as acceptable as the traditional 50K goal for NaNoWriMo!
  • Additionally, since OLL has retired Script Frenzy, they’re now allowing scripts, and other NaNo rebels to join in the fun. So if you were looking forward to Script Frenzy this year, there’s a place for you at next month’s Camp event!
  • They’ve also introduced finer controls in the cabin selection process so that you can request a cabin that has people who have similar word count goals, or a cabin with a certain level of activity.

I’ll probably try my best to get ahead since I know for a fact that I’m going to be spending 3 days in the middle of nowhere, northern Michigan with no internet connection. Is anyone else going to take the plunge this April?

Blog Status Update

I know awhile back I stated that I was uncertain about the fate of this blog. I have come to the conclusion that I’m going to continue this blog, but I am going to expand the scope of this blog. Right now I feel like I’m limiting the scope of this blog a little too much, and I am becoming far more diligent about updating all my other blogs, so I will be expanding the topics in the near future so that I can feel free to discuss a wider range of topics.
You can still plan on November being largely about National Novel Writing Month. I’m not planning on doing the 30 days of NaNoWriMo at present. That may change closer to November. A lot of it will depend if I want to do something a little more free form or not. So this blog isn’t going away any time soon.

A change in the winds

I’ve been contemplating for some time if I really want to continue this blog, or if I want to start fresh with something else. It isn’t so much that I’m not passionate about this topic, I just feel like the sun is beginning to set on this topical blog. I had deleted this specific URL for a time, but I have mixed feelings about just up and deleting this blog after all the time I’ve invested in blogging strictly about creative writing, and I feel awkward continuing here if the topic were to morph into something else.
I had initially tried to fix what I had thought was the problem by backing up this blog, temporarily deleting it, and creating a new blog with a new identity. Only when I created the new URL, I realized that it didn’t make full sense to just continue business as usual given the URL.
I will keep you updated about where this blog is going and what this blog’s possible future is, but until then, I want to promise you, I will keep up this blog to the best of my ability.