National Novel Writing Month is an intense experience, creatively. And I love it for that. I love that it forces me to sit down and write - which is something I want to be doing anyway, but never seem to make the time for.
The downside? It’s an intense experience, creatively. Especially at the beginning, when I’m still finding my way into the story, it uses up pretty much all of my creative energy.
Admittedly, this hasn't been the most interesting week for photography. It started off strong, but, as I mentioned before: it's really difficult to come up with something interesting to photograph when you're not feeling great.
I'm completely up-to-date on my Project 365 photos!
Well. I did say that September was going to be a busy month, didn’t I?
First off: I’ve made up my mind on my NaNoWriMo project. I’m going to stick with my original plan (a new story that I’m really excited about), and leave the rewrite until later.
I'm still trying to catch up with my Project 365 posts. I really don't know why it's such a struggle - I'm not behind in the pictures themselves, not really.
Looking back, I can split August into two distinct creative phases: for the first couple of weeks, everything was... slow. I was getting some work done, but not as much as I wanted, and I wasn't really into any of it.
Mostly, it was because I had a week's vacation scheduled for the middle of the month, and I didn't want to get too deep into anything, only to lose my momentum. It wasn't a conscious thing, but... I know that it was there. (It's kind of a habit for me, and not one I'm happy with.)
That said: the vacation was actually helpful.
The last two weeks, I've been: hoping | thinking | running | getting | finishing | looking | taking | buying | falling | making
July has actually been a really good month for me, from a creative standpoint.
I know. I’m surprised, too. Lately, I’ve started every one of these check-ins with a sigh about how weird things have been, but July… actually went well. Mostly. I mean, it didn’t start well, but the last few weeks… I’m really happy with the work I’ve been doing.
Here they are: all the Project 365 photos that I haven't been posting for the last little while!
The last two weeks have been... more eventful than I realized, actually. (I kind of feel like I say that a lot, but... yeah. It's true.) I've been: feeling | making | rewriting | getting | starting | baking | playing | cursing | hoping | thinking