The Returns of NaNoWriMo and YouTube Buddy

And I guess it’s also the return of me using this site again, isn’t it? It’s been a long time since my last posting and I’ve missed sharing things here. Since I have some fun new things going on, I thought it would be a good time to start the site back up again.

First up, I’m excited to be participating in this year’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) competition. I’ve attempted to do NaNo a few times in the past, but I didn’t do very well with it. I started each competition without really knowing much about  what I was going to write. I had just the basic ideas of the stories and I hadn’t done much planning beyond that. Because I didn’t really know where I was going, I didn’t get very far before I got frustrated and quit.

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A lot of people can start writing a book like that with very little planning, but I’ve learned that I’m not one of them. I need to make an outline and plot out most of the story before I start writing it.

That’s what I’ve done this time and it feels good to know where I need to go with the story I’ll be writing. Like I said before – I’m very excited about it all! NaNo starts on November 1st. I plan on doing an update here on how it’s going for me probably sometime in the middle of the month.

I’m also excited to be doing videos on YouTube again. Unlike my previous shows where I did videos on a weekly basis, there will be no real schedule for these. They’ll be posted on random days at random times, maybe weekly and maybe not. I’m going to do a “series” of them called ONE MINUTE REVIEW, in which I give very short reviews of television shows, movies, music, etc.

Here’s the first one. In addition to reviewing the television series The Orville and The Good Doctor, I also give a very quick review of The Zombie Frappuccino, which is a special limited-time drink from Starbucks.

I had fun with this. I like the idea of doing super-short videos! I’ll occasionally do longer videos that aren’t reviews, but these review videos will all be just a minute or less.

And…that’s it for now!  Thank you for reading this and thank you for being a friend (and if I just made you think of the theme song from The Golden Girls, then I feel like I’ve succeeded here.)

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