I find myself heavy these last few weeks. Heavy with ideas I want to write, but never manage to because of time, or kids, or because I'm doing homework instead. I know, it doesn't seem that way out here on the blogs, but in truth I have written only a few short pieces in the last year!
The things I've posted on blogfests are things I have either redone from previous stories, or something I just pulled up from a previous story. I keep looking at the same old ones for submissions, and most of them have gone out and come back. I do not consider every piece I write suitable for submission status, but there are a handful I've sent out, crazy thing is most of them I have sent out a couple times over the last few years.
I know what I am going to do- I am going to participate in this years NaNo writing. I don't really care if I hit the goal- but I really do want to start something.
Before I really sprung into the blog, getting involved with all of you, I mainly had just myself pushing me forward, telling me to keep writing, and for my own encouragement.
But because of all the wonderful writers I have met in the last few months, and all my followers reading and commenting, I want to soar higher. I want to challenge myself to reach out and do more for my writing. I want to write regularly- stories that are short, long, funny, horrible, what ever as long as I write. Problem is time management. Which I'm slowly working on, and hopefully by the time NaNo hits, I'll have the spare time to do it, and if I don't I'm going to push myself anyways. In the mean time, Blogfests!
I plan to use the blogfests for new ideas, as much as they seem just a fun way to spend time for some, I'm planning on taking them on with ideas in mind and hopefully spring boarding off of them!
So everyone out there holding a blogfest, Thank you for holding them, thank you for encouraging the writing process, and giving the option to create!