We’re now halfway through October, which means half way through Inktober. So far I’ve kept up with the official prompts each day. Though a few times I did pieces ahead of time for busy weekends. It feels like the month has been so much longer than 16 days, but it’s only been 16 days. 16 Inked drawings. This month has held a lot more events for me, including helping my Mother-In-Law move, as well as celebrating my 3rd Anniversary with my husband (and celebrating his birthday).
Now, my goal for Inktober had been to use my brush pen for all my pieces, but that goal didn’t work out, as since a few days ago my brush pen ran out of ink. I have a replacement somewhere, but finding it will be difficult since I don’t know if it’s at the house or in storage since moving.
On top of Inktober, I have also been slowly preparing for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). I have participated in this event for several years now. Due to certain circumstances I was unable to fully participate last year. This year I hope to hit the ground running and accomplish the 50,000 words in a month! Being a wordy person (simply because I‘m bad at trying to explain things in simpler terms), the goal itself isn’t too daunting with the right tools.
And what tools am I using? Well, I will mostly be writing using my iPad and a cute Logitech Bluetooth keyboard I got a few years ago (which I love the feel of, and has yet to do me wrong. I mean, I just had to change the batteries on it since I got it two years ago!)
I will also be using two programs I bought with previous NaNoWriMo winnings. Scrivener and Aeon Timeline. Before I would use Wattpad as my main writing tool (or if I was on my computer I would use Microsoft Word, then copy and paste to Wattpad) so that I had access to it from all my devices. I always wanted to really use Scrivener, but having limited computer time, it wasn’t possible. But recently I discovered that Scrivener and Aeon Timeline have apps, that, with the use of Dropbox, allows you to work on the document on tablet/smart phone or computer! This has me extremely excited for NaNoWriMo. Each day after I finish my Inktober drawing, I have been going over my old notes, making adjustments to my timeline, and writing even more notes, figuring out what I’m going to write for NaNoWriMo.
The notes I’m going over are for my beloved story I have been working on for years, but have taken a 2 year break from. The Dragonscar Chronicles is what I’m pouring over and will be working on. I hope to put a dent in this series that I hope to publish one day. Each NaNoWriMo I’ve worked on it has allowed me to add quite a bit to it each year. I’m hoping I can keep the momentum going even after NaNoWriMo is over.
In conlusion I am having a very creative time. My only regret is not having full use of my art desk and supplies. I also wish I could work on cosplays, since I have so many I wish to make, but most of that is in storage because I don’t have the room for such endeavors right now. All I can do is wait until I have the space for that side of creativity again!
In the meantime, I’ll continue to work on NaNoWriMo prep and finish Inktober!