First, I really want to talk about t.v. I watched Pan Am on Sunday and Terra Nova on Monday. That just leaves the premiere of House and Once Upon A Time. So, I’m not really into the whole retro tv show thing, but Pan Am has been hyped up, and it’s the only one that’s really jumped out at me. I liked it, and I think I’ll keep watching. It was better than I expected, and I’m really curious about one of the character who had more mentions than appearances in the episode. Hopefully, we’ll see more of her over the course of the season. If we don’t see her, I hope they at least explain a little more about her. And Terra Nova! Another show that was really hyped, and while I liked it, I’m still not sure. I was reminded of Lost when I was watching the premiere, since there’s something odd about Terra Nova. Seriously, I don’t know what’s going to happen, but it’s definitely something weird.
NaNo’s getting really close! A month and a few days…and I still need to work on all my plot bunnies. Since I have a few weeks left, I really need to get into gear and start working on this. That might actually mean something if I hadn’t been saying that for the last few months. But this time, I really mean it! Because, you know, I have 3 ideas, and there is no way I can absolutely wing it this year. I have a general idea for each one, but I actually need to work out the details, since they’re all the sort of novel that need to be planned. At least to a certain degree, because if I don’t, it’ll be a hysterical mess that will make me want to bang my head against the wall. Oh wait, don’t I do that already? Why, yes, yes I do, but even more than normal. If I don’t plan, it’ll end up being like that year when I just started writing a novel feeling inspired by a song. As entertaining as that was…I really need to not do that again.
I do have an announcement to make. Next month (which is really this week), I’ll be switching to a 5 day a week posting schedule, and I’ll be introducing some specific columns. Music Mondays, Writing Wednesdays, TV Fridays, and Tuesday/Thurdsay…I have no idea what’ll be filling those 2 days…probably book reviews and stuff that doesn’t really fit with the specific columns. I might be posting on Saturday or Sunday every once in a while, but I’m not promising anything. In November, I’ll be posting everyday, but that’s because it’s NaNo, and NaNo is a really big event in my life. Monday/Wednesday/Friday should be kind of obvious right? I’ll talk about music (or podcasts) on Mondays, writing-related things/updates on Wednesdays, and recap the week in t.v. on Fridays. I may deviate from that schedule, but if I do, it won’t be very often. Because what’s the point of having a schedule with different features and stuff if I’m not going to stick to it? The last week of October will be devoted solely to NaNo, and maybe the first week of December too, as a pre-NaNo special, and a post-NaNo wrap-up.
What is bringing about this change? I really want to do something different with my blog, and while I’m not running out of things to say, sometimes…I just don’t want to post something. And yet I do post something. There is another reason why I’m trying out something different. When I started this blog 11 months ago (has it really been that long?), it was to talk about my writing, and to chronicle my attempt to write 3 50k novels in one month. Sure, I talked about food, and music and some other stuff, but I tried to connect it all to writing. But nearly a year later, I talk about everything except writing. I wanted to update my “posting schedule” and introduce new columns on specific days to reflect everything that I talk about. Everything I talk about will still be around, but on specific days. I feel like I’m lost a little bit of my blogging focus, and hopefully an actually schedule with specific things on specific days will help me regain some of that focus.
So, that’s it for today…I should have a book review posted sometime this week. Have a great day everyone!