Out From Under

Hey friends. I’m sorry to have missed last week’s blogging fun, but I have been a bit under the weather. I’m sure you don’t need the details.

The good news is I feel mostly better and am back into the swing of most things. I’ve not been around to comment on all of your lovely blogs, but I hope to use some time today to do so.

On the writing front, NaNo is off and running, and I have chosen to write a collection of unconnected short fiction. So far so good, and I am right on word count to this point. Some of the stories are rewrites of older (often shorter) works, so I’m unsure if this really qualifies as a pure NaNo WIP. Honestly, I couldn’t care less. If some project gets me writing and creating again, that makes me happy.

What surprises me is how different my writing style has become over the last five years, from the way I approach the story, to the overall tone and voice I’m writing with. I will let you know if this is a good or bad thing as the month progresses.

Any of you taking the plunge this year? I’d love to hear about your progress.

Some blah news- As my stories did not score enough points, I will not be continuing on in the NYC Midnight Flash Fiction contest. I’m not surprised. I really didn’t write well for this competition, and was mostly unprepared for the way the assignments were structured. I’m not too discouraged and might even enter the contest again next go around. This is a learning experience, and gosh, I like learning.

As always, I’d love to read your comments and talk some about writing, yours and mine.

 

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6 responses to “Out From Under”

  1. Liesbet says :

    I’m glad you are feeling better, Ryan, and that you have started on NaNo, a good motivator, it seems. Enjoy the process and the learning!

  2. Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor says :

    Glad you’re feeling better and NaNoing away. Shame about the flash fiction contest 😦

  3. jmh says :

    Sorry to hear you’ve been ill, my friend. That sucks.

    How’s NaNo going? I’m SO far behind, but determined to catch up. Feel free to add me as a buddy. I’m KickboxingWriter.

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