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If you're a veteran, then you know what this post means! E-mail your entries to me by Friday if you'd like to join W&Q 6 this November. =)
Yes, I am, once more, your humble host for this month. And I will be on time next week, even if the effort fries every last poetic neuron in my brain!
In the meantime, I have a special word and question for everyone . . .
Question: Are you planning to write one this October?
Yes, it's that time of the year again. (Again.)
As you all know, my creativity is taxed enough by my having to put out one poem a month. I doubt I'll be writing any fiction this year.
But I always sign up for NaNo, anyway. Just in case, you know?
And while I have your hapless attention--(which I really don't, should you decide to stop reading right now)--I might as well confess that I have a settings problem. Yes, I, Miss Locus Focus herself, have a settings problem.
When I trot out the excuse that I used to have a million ideas and couldn't put them on the page fast enough, but now have nothing, I'm telling only half of the truth. I still have quite a few ideas; I just stop short of writing them because they're set in all the "wrong" places. That is, they must be wrong because I feel guilty trying to write them. I feel that they should be set where I live--or even where I used to live--because those are places I know (and "therefore" should love) . . . but instead, they are set in places I have never been and can only hope to see someday. And then I feel fake and unrooted and fake and escapist and fake and hopeless and fake and completely lost. It's hardly a feeling conducive to writing.
So now I'm just wondering . . . Can anyone relate?