Did you hear the page on your calendar flipping over or ripping out of its binding? I know I did, when the clock struck twelve midnight late last night. It was a momentous occasion on tinychat and the Toronto NaNoWriMo IRC channel. Virtual champagne was popped, e-hugs were distributed, and plenty of glomps were had. Tonight is our final meetup, the Thank Gawd It’s Over party, one that I will be attending without question.
As I look back in this past month, I wondered where all the time went. While it certainly isn’t the 525,600 minutes described in that wonderful song from RENT, the 43,200 minutes spent in the month of November amounted to 54,445 words from my completed novel, and a myriad of friends from around the Greater Toronto Area. I will surely keep in touch with a number of them long after this event is over, and I look forward to punching the keys with them next year.
But alas, I am back, rejuvenated in my motivation to write for this blog. I find it strangely wonderful that all it took to get over my writing woes on this blog was to simply write some more. Hence, I’ve learned that the best way to write is to write often, regardless of quality, whether or not those words would contribute towards a blog post or personal writing.
And while I’m quite sad that I may not see my NaNoWriMo pals until next year, I’m equally happy to be back with YOU, the loyal follower of this blog. I am very well aware that going a month without something as routine as reading someone’s blog post can be quite dismaying, I assure you that I am very much back in the game. I want to give HUGE props to those in the blogging community who managed to somewhat keep up with their blog while maintaining a foothold on their NaNo. In particular, MEGA-HUGE props to Pike for not only winning NaNoWriMo, but also keeping up with a full-time job and a wonderful blog as well. You, madam, are an inspiration!
While I look forward to continuing this journey of WoW-blogging with everyone, I regret to inform that my posting here will be somewhat reduced. With the recent addition of my Japanese-steampunk blog, steampanku, I will be dividing my time between the two of them, as well as my own personal writing, meaning that the post updating will be limited to about once a week for each blog. However, that means you will get to see twice of me, albeit writing about contrasting subject matter. I am quite excited about my rekindled love for fiction writing, particularly about Japanese alternate history and giant machines! I surely hope you add steampanku to your feedreader as well!
On the WoW front, I have returned to my guild on Winterhoof, albeit in a reduced role. While I remain an active evening raider, I am stepping down from my position as Druid class lead, as I’ve shifted my priorities in the game to playing my mage, especially in anticipation for the new patch. I also have an alt on Kael’thas, in none other than Bear’s guild, <Sidhe Devils>. She’s a draenei mage named krizzlybear for the simplicity of recognition by the other members of that guild. I also rerolled a bunch of my Winterhoof alts onto the horde side, particularly my new Tauren Druid Leafeon.
This is surely an exciting time for me. NaNoWriMo was a huge success, I’m blogging about WoW, I recently handed in my application to JET, and I’m in the process of growing the Steampanku brand. I look forward to what the future has in store for me, and I am honoured to have you all along for the ride. See you on the other side of the internether!