‘Alo-ween to y’all NaNoWriMo’s with a Blah-Blogging and an Ominous MIA Attempt…
Monday’s (Muwahahahahaaaaaa) Meandering Muse:
An ‘appy ‘Alooo-weeeen to you-aaaaaaaaaallllllllllll… Muwahahahahaaaaaa. Halloween’s been and nearly gone in the UK (it’s not that huge over in my part of the woods, so there are no interesting ghoulish stories to tell); besides I’m not a huge Halloween follower (my stories say otherwise I know!). However; this year, to mark the occasion, I managed to write one spooky story Sarahann’s Warning; this I have decided to enter into a competition. Haley Whitehall devised a Horror Flash Fiction Contest -seeing Haley introduced me to Flash Fictions, it’s only fitting that I should enter this competition -so I did. Please pop over to Haley’s blog and check out the other entries too.
NaNoWriMo – Get Set, Gooooooooooooo!
Oh! I soooooooooooooo wanted to take part this year; but sadly life has decided there are other more important things to tend to… (Which I am begrudgingly agreeing to -see below. Though having said that, this is something I need to do.) Where I cannot take part in, I will do my best to cheer you all on (when I can -I should really say if I can) so, have fun, don’t stress and keep those cheery smiles on your faces as you merrily type along. I wish you all the bestest success.
Blah-Blogging & ROW80 Update
There’s a lot of talk and whispers going on in the blogosphere about blog-fatigue -huh? you say; -I said that too; but the more I think about it the more it all makes sense. For the past few weeks (to a month or two now) I have been feeling a little worn-out, I couldn’t place what the cause may be; seeing I have not really been over-exerting myself, then I read an article by Sonia Medeiros on blog fatigue and then another by Nathan Bransford and Anne R. Allen. Something then made sense and I realised I have been trying too hard to keep up with writing articles for the blog, visiting/reading my favourite blogs, keeping tabs with Twitter/Facebook/Google+ and then my emails… This is not a healthy combination -especially for me seeing my recent panic attacks have been re-surfacing every once in a while. As many of you would know, I took to writing in December 2010 as it helped me focus my attention to something other than the panic attacks and this was working just fine until I started to automatically go into my perfectionist-mode. (A blessing and a curse whichever way you would like to look at it!); soon all my good intentions became cloudy and tainted; (sadly) suffocation comes to mind. These last few weeks I have found it difficult to stay focus, be a good support to my fellow critique pals and also my promise to complete a betareading project has been left in mid-swing as has the online course with Tiffany Lawson (I didn’t even get round to staring it let alone finish it ).
On top of this, English is my second language (believe it or not I spoke Turkish first -ironically it’s not as good as my English now). In addition, I have been told that I have language-related dyslexic tendencies; these hinder my speed when reading and hence the blog-hopping madness becomes that much more difficult for me. Mind you, this does not mean I hate any part of the blogging-world; it’s just right now it has become a little too much for me and I need a break; a break to calm my rising panic, a break to spend time with my family, a break to think, prepare and come back with better functioning plan.
yikici’ Ponders what a Good MIA Attempt Might be…
For these reasons alone, I need to be MIA until December 15th 2011. I did plan to have blog posts scheduled for the duration I will be AWOL; however, due to my unplanned panic attacks and the recent low moods I have been unable to do so. Therefore, I cannot promise a fantastically scheduled blog, it will be somewhat erratic and at times sparse and maybe even old posts will make an appearance here and there… There’s a few good guest bloggers that will hopefully make an appearance and also author interviews -again, this all depends how I manage to be motivated enough to put the posts together… I apologise from now if the next few weeks are not up to the yikici standards; I just am not able to concentrate at this current moment, I hope you can understand and are willing to accept my MIA moments. Until December 15th, this is yikici signing out…
My Questions to You
Do you have any haunting/amusing Halloween stories to tell? How has the blogosphere been treating you? Any tips on how we can survive the mayhem? NaNoWriMo -what’s your plans to get through it? Going MIA -cool or not?
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