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Update: November 2020

So I've been absent for a little while on blogging. A sort of unannounced mental health break, I guess. I've not been feeling like writing my novels let alone blog posts. And as NaNoWriMo kicks up this month, I'll likely not be blogging much either. I might just leave it at update posts until 2021 or until I can get it together. We'll see which happens first.

Okay, anyway, here we go. (NaNoWriMo project at the bottom, so read the whole post. Thank you. Love you.)

My Life

Just been not feeling like doing this whole ~writing~ thing as of late. Been struggling to get into a rhythm with it. That's okay. I'll get back to it hopefully soon. I've been off of school for October, but it starts again now that we're in November. As well, I was booted out of work for a 28-day shutdown in Ontario for the time being, so I'm assuming I'll be back at work soon. Maybe.

Poetry Updates

I still plan to have circles vol. 1 out in April, I believe. That hasn't changed. The companion poetry book for Little Midnight will be postponed likely. More info below on that. And all the other poetry projects are still slowly chugging along. We'll see what happens with those, but no concrete plans yet for anything else. This month's really hampered my plans.


The Ones Who Went and Never Came Back

Yeah. On hold. I'm actually not gonna say when it'll be ready because I'm doing some naughty, naughty things with this story. Namely, I'm creating a bigger universe than just this book, so I have to take some more time to make things tie together nicer.

Little Midnight

This book hasn't even begun the real editing process or anything yet either. I'm just placing it on the back burner as it is a book project to edit and work on (155k words), so I'm not too keen on putting away writing for long enough to edit this. Especially when I have more things to write. It'll get edited eventually though. I've just got too many ongoing projects. Oops.

Current WIP

This book is the reason The Ones Who Went will take longer. I've decided to tie this book into the creepy atmosphere of TOWW because it just works nicely. Obviously, this means I have to make sure the threads from this book (which is a bit of a prequel) tie into TOWW properly without making it seem too forced and ham-fisted.

NaNoWriMo Project

I have planned something for this, but I've also now decided to opt out of it in order to just keep finishing my current WIP. I don't wanna bite off more than I can chew and overwhelm myself by having two or three projects on the go.

Are any of you writing anything new for NaNoWriMo? If so, what is it? If not, you should! It's not too late to hop on. Let's all create some beautiful literature this month.

Word Goal: 20,000 words.

Writing Total from August: 19,103 words.

Next Month's Word Goal: 60,000 words.

See you next time.

Have a good wander, friend.

— d.i.richardson

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