Sketchbook #17

I knew going in that October would be mostly taken over by NaNoWriMo prep – despite all my good intentions, I didn’t really start the actual outlining process until this month. I didn’t even really know how I wanted to outline the story until this month.

I’ll come back to that in a minute – because while writing was my primary focus this month, I did actually manage to think about some other creative projects.

Sketchbook #14

I think I’m starting to get back into the swing of things.

If you remember, June… well, it wasn’t the best month for me, creatively. I’ve been feeling a bit adrift, and frustrated, and I made up my mind to try to take things slowly in July while I figured things out. (Or, while I tried to figure things out.)

And, generally, that’s what I’ve done.

Sketchbook #13

[FYI: This is kind of long. Feel free to skip it if you’re not interested in reading my stream-of-consciousness artistic angst.]

Ugh. This month.

I mean… it’s not as bad as I probably make it sound. I’ve made real progress in figuring out what’s going on in my NaNoWriMo story: I know who my main character is, and who the antagonist is, and I sorted out the big worldbuilding issue I was having. I’ve started to figure out how the backstory I’ve been thinking about fits into the main story, and I know (generally) what’s driving the plot.

I’ve also been (slowly) building my daily writing practice back into something that I’m happy with, and that will put me on track to be able to hit the word counts I’ll need to make it through NaNoWriMo.

So far, so good.

But.

Snapshot #53 | 10 Things for 19 June 2016

The last two weeks have been a bit of a mixed bag. I’ve been: getting | hoping | making | solving | fine-tuning | trying | having | thinking | starting | daydreaming

Sketchbook #12

It’s been a really good month, creatively. I’ve been slowly starting to build up my writing practice again (just on web copy this month, which… isn’t great, but it’s made me find the time to write, and get back into the habit of, you know, typing for extended periods of time), I’ve been working on specific skills in my drawing, and the weather is finally starting to get to a point where I want to go outdoors and take pictures. So that’s nice.

That’s the general. Now on to the specifics.

Sketchbook #4

New photography toys and a story in need of an outline.

Sketchbook #1

Starting today, I’ll be sharing updates and behind-the-scenes looks at the various creative projects I’m working on: writing, painting, photography, whatever works I happen to have in progress.