Monthly Archives: March 2012

Best Laid Plans: March 2012 (In Retrospect)

March plans:

  • Continue writing¬†Cannibal Anthems. <—FAILED
  • Begin (re-)writing¬†Bound: a story of Oblivion. <—ALSO FAILED

What did I accomplish this March? Let’s copy/paste directly from my Word Count Record Doc:

29: Writing Practice, 315words

So… basically fuckall. Yay.

And, in Real Life News, this was the month that I:

  • Had a breakdown and quit my job, then slipped into an awful depressive spiral for 2 days.
  • Randomly decided I want to move to New Mexico and go back to school so I can get a job I hate slightly less.

I can only imagine how much more grating the last couple of weeks would have been if I had people in my life who expected me to go out or do things or interact on a normal level or in a consistent fashion…

And I’m pretty sure that the take-away from this whole experience is that I am not a stable or sane person and this is exactly why I say things like “I’m not good at people.”

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Best Laid Plans: March 2012 Edition

In the interest of being accountable, even if only to this vague and poorly defined collective known as “teh internet,” here is what I have planed (writing-wise) for the month of March:

  • Continue writing Cannibal Anthems.
  • Begin (re-)writing Bound: a story of Oblivion.

I think I’ve gone as far as I can with fragments, I need to start working on longer pieces (longer than 1000 words… those are some crazy ambitions I have there, right?).

The only way to learn how to write a novel is to write a novel—I have this on good authority. So now I will write (and actually finish) a novel. I plan to work on Bound for the remainder of the year or until it’s finished, whichever comes first. If it isn’t finished by the end of the year, I will reevaluate at that point.