It has been a while since I’ve given any updates on my writing. I’ll just cut right to the chase.
In early 2017, I was contracted to write stories for a company called Happy Square Studios, an amazing Toronto-based company that develops apps. It was a short period, but we created some amazing and beautiful stories.
For those of you who are following my poetry account on Instagram (and for those of you who aren’t, click here to see my recent stuff!), some of you may have noticed the increasing amount of poems posted from HaikuJAM. You’ll also notice three names at the bottom of these pictures.
Well, where do we begin?
I recently discovered an app called HaikuJAM on Instagram, and decided to give the app a try. Long story short, I was AMAZED. Not only is this app an amazing and creative idea, it’s simply a way for artists to collaborate.
Writing is a great leisure activity that many are starting to take on. Whether people decide to share their writing or keep it simply for themselves, writing is still an important part to the lives of many people. There are so many ways and styles one can start writing that it allows you to be creative and take risks. Writing is great. That is basically what I’m saying. And you should get on the writing train!
Are you thinking about getting into writing? Do you need a reason to dust off the stack of paper (or finally use your computer’s word processor for something other than a 3000 word essay)? Here are three reasons:
The last few weeks have been moving fast, very fast indeed.
For those of you that don’t know, and it’s many of you since I did this more or less on a whim, I’m currently publishing a book. Many of you might remember my screenplay ‘Wiseguys’, my crime drama that is modeled off all those classic mafia films. Many of you also might know about how the project fell through. So I was left with this script.
So, as some of you know, I took the challenge of participating in NaNoWriMo, the National Novel Writing Month. As of last night, I have completed the first draft of my novel.
Yes, that was my reaction. That, followed by me basically knocking out until the sudden realization of me having to do my assignment for school came up.
Now, the point of this post is to chronicle some important things about my NaNo experience. One reason being to give you an update, and the other to highlight this great opportunity (in case any of you are considering doing it in the future).
Let’s start at the beginning; the very, very beginning.
Well, I haven’t written a ‘personal’ post in a long time. Here goes nothing.
For the month of November, I will be suspending my projects for the entire month. Why? It’s because I’ll be participating in NaNoWriMo, or the National Novel Writing Month.
For those of you who don’t know what NaNoWriMo is, it’s a yearly competition where writers from all around the world attempt to complete a novel of 50,000 words. You can find out more information at http://nanowrimo.org/