Well, where to begin? NaNoWriMo was a complete bust this year. I managed to write roughly 28,000 words and only a few hundred words here and there during the last two weeks of the month. I just could not bring myself to the keyboard and the story I had picked to write. I was so excited to begin and then as the month progressed the story just kind of fell apart. I may revisit the story again in the future and try to finish it.
With the last month of the year upon us and only a few weeks until Christmas I am looking at how I want to proceed with my writing. I have been reading quite a lot of short fiction these days and I am seriously considering going back to writing short fiction. I would love to get some stories published in one of the big sci-fi or fantasy magazines. There is a part of me that feels the need for the approval of being published in a magazine and vetted by an editor, rather than just publishing to Amazon as self-published works.
I plan to use the remainder of the year to commit to some introspection and determine what it is that I want from my writing and what I plan to do in the coming year. I think there are some interesting options available and I just need to pick a course and go for it. I always seem to try something and then get distracted by some other method or process. In the coming weeks I plan to share publicly how I plan to proceed and perhaps that will help keep me on track.