I’m back from the grave. I’ve been so engrossed in reading mangas and watching animes lately (finished Rekka no Hounou manga last Sunday. My heart broke. Finished Shaman King animation this Monday, my heart broke again… wah…am reading Nodame Cantabile –which I have first seen as Japanese Drama. Good Lord, when am I going to finish reading the novels I have lined up for this month?).
In addition to that, I’ve been so busy updating my fiction that I don’t really have time to post things in my blog aside from hurried rants).
To make up for my absence, I’ll share something significant to you guys.
I registered in NaNoWriMo last month to motivate myself to continue working on a “novel” that has been in my head since when I was in high school. However, I think I wasn’t motivated enough. For the record, I haven’t submitted anything to the word counter. The digits in my account are still rigid six zeroes.
I won’t say that the registration did not help me in my writing adventures. I have been so busy entertaining myself with childish things (remembering a part of a quote that runs along this line: The time that we start growing old is the time we stop playing). I receive help from time to time (since registering in NaNoWriMo means getting newsletters called “Pep Talk”). Some renowned writers give pointers on how participants can get through the 50,000-word requirement. Most of the tips are the usual ones, but, according to Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles), there’s nothing wrong in being reminded.
I’ll be posting the gist of some of the tips that I am receiving. I have to make it clear, however, that I’m merely posting them to share what I find substantial (I’m a teacher by license after all) and not to gain credit from the authors’ thoughts.
I guess, with all that said, I’ll be able to get back in track in blogging. Hehe.