Back From NaNo

Today is the first Monday in December.

Wow. This year has gone fast! Soon we’ll be in 2018, reflecting back on the good, the bad, and the weird of the distant memory that was 2017. For now, though, we still have one month left and, more importantly, it’s a Month where I am back on the Clouds.
During November I took part in NaNoWriMo (I have a specific update about that still to come) and it meant I wasn’t blogging; hell, I wasn’t even here to respond to your lovely comments. That’s because of something I called Creative Guilt in a post a fortnight back (wow, time really is flying). This guilt meant I couldn’t bring myself to chat, comment, or even take part in the wonder #SocialSaturdays and #BlogShareSundays, because any time I wasn’t writing for NaNo was time I was, in my mind, wasting.
Of course, NaNo is over now and the pressure has faded. Am I still writing? Yes! But am I spending more time blogging? Definitely yes! I’ve missed you all. If I’ve ignored you over the recent month, if you’ve been nice enough to comment or share in my absence, I am now reading your comments and replying. I didn’t mean to be rude, I didn’t mean to leave it this long, but I was swept up in both life and in writing. Two very, very time consuming things.
In the mean time, whilst I get back up to speed and re-embrace the Blogosphere once more, why not check out my Guest Posts? I’d never done a Guest Post before, but then two came along at once! I’m ever so thankful to both Esme and Deb for hosting these. You can find them below.
Further Reading:

What about you?

Whats been new with you in the last Month?

Can you believe 2017 is almost over?

Let me know in the comments below!

10 thoughts on “Back From NaNo

  1. Hi Shaun,
    I have friends who have completed Na No; they say it is stressful. I am glad it is over. I know people here like Ritu.
    I met you at Emma’s November blog party. Maybe you can check out my blog if you need any blogging tips. That’s what I write about. I also have blog parties like Emma. I am actually having one this weekend.


  2. Thanks Shaun, it was my pleasure to have you guest post on my blog. It was very popular and I appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedule to respond to comments. Blogging is all about the community and we certainly belong to a sharing and caring community here. Nice to have you back!!

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  3. I’m glad you’re still writing. That was one of my big complaints against Nano. People seemed to think they could only write in November. I know that’s because they missed the point, but that seemed to be the end result.

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    1. Yes I agree, I think it’s easy to funnel all your motivation into NaNo and then consider it done with at the end. I prefer to use it as a ‘Kick Up The Ass’ tool. It gave me a set date to start, and a set target to work towards, but it by no means represents an end.

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  4. Good for you, getting through the NaNo marathon! Looking forward to hearing your news. I didn’t participate this year and a good thing! I didn’t even accomplish the editing/revising goal I set for myself! Ah well… onward!

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