A couple of things to talk about right now.
Firstly, I am doing Camp NaNoWriMo for this month – though maybe ‘doing’ isn’t the right word, because it’s proving a hard job. My aim was to finish the story I failed to complete in Camp NaNoWriMo 2014: I struggled to create an outline – mostly it was a matter of getting the second act to work – and eventually came up with a bullet-point list of scenes that I reckoned would be enough.
But after an okay start, I’ve been finding it difficult to muster enthusiasm: sometimes I just feel like I’m hitting a brick wall and only garbage comes out on the page. I’m not too far behind, but right now my main task is re-discovering my love for this story, or else finding something else to write about that I do love.
Secondly, tonight I took part in the first of a series of Harry Potter discussions with my friend Rachel Wagner and her friends Jeremy and Abby Kidd. I hadn’t done anything like this before online, so I was a bit nervous, but we all had a fun time discussing Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (or Sorcerer’s Stone, as the other participants all know it). Rachel is planning a series of monthly film discussions, leading up to the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Take a look!