Camp hasn’t been as exciting this year as it has been in the past. Why? I’m not a hundred percent sure why. I got time off from work. The first time ever, I actually have the first week of April off. My new job allowed me to actually take time off for me, for something I care about but so far I feel that I have slightly squandered the time. I have been doing quite a bit of reading.
But I shouldn’t be reading. I should be writing. I want to write but when I sit down to actually write, I can’t seem to.
This blog post is going rather well, if I do say so myself. I am writing this but when it comes to my actual novel, I can’t seem to get it done.
Maybe I need a change. Maybe I am finding this blog post easy. What’s different from this and my writing on my novel? I am using my Alphasmart on the front porch. My laptop is in my backpack. My desktop, obviously can’t be carried out on the porch!
So maybe tomorrow I will take my Alphasmart with me and see how that goes. I had planned on getting out today. I had planned on going to Starbucks or the college campus but neither of those things happened. I wound up reading for a better part of the day and then I took a nap. By the time that I got up, it was already 7pm. Too late to go anywhere.
Well, that’s not entirely true. I could have went somewhere but chose not to. I could have went to Denny’s or somewhere else that is open 24 hours but I didn’t.
Again, why? I’m not sure on that one either. I woke up with a headache and acid reflex.
But I still could have went somewhere and did something that I enjoy.
Trying to write at home is not always easy or conducive to a welcoming writing environment.
My parents don’t understand why I write. They think it is a waste of time. Always have, probably always will because I never plan on telling them when I actually do publish and make money from my writing.
Being a gay man, writing gay romance, they don’t understand the first part of that, they don’t care to understand the last part because it’s linked to the first.
Some might be asking, well if they don’t understand, explain it to them. Believe me, I have tried. It does no good. Even in this day and age, there are still some people who just do not want a gay child.
But anywho, I am going to end this here. Hope writing is going well for others. It’ll get better for me. Just gotta push through the slump I am in at the moment.
Day 3 Word Count – 38 written
Day 4 Word Count – Nothing yet other than this blog post! But there is still an hour left in the day!
Happy Nanoing! 🙂