Did everyone have a nice New Year’s Eve? I did. I slept. I slept a lot.
So we are in 2009. The first decade of the new century is coming to an end. And what has changed?
Well, a whole hell of a lot, actually. We could point to current world events as Same S*** Different Day, but that would be petty pessimism. And true.
What hasn’t changed is my general situation. I have no novel. I has no stories published. I am, as ever, a failure in the one task I truly love.
(Well, ignoring reading, video games, watching Doctor Who, etc. etc. etc.)
I think one of the major things that ruined 2008 for me was my disastrous NaNoWriMo. I was looking forward to that for… I was going to say months, but let’s face it. I was looking forward to it the moment the last one ended. Worse, this was going to be the One. A novel I could send out. A novel that could be published. Such grand hopes dashed by a ruined keyboard and lack of money. Devastated does not describe the feeling.
What to do? Wait until next November? Pin my hopes again to that contest?
I say thee nay. I’m too mad for that. Too tired. Too depressed. Too old.
Instead, I chose something different.
Today starts CulNoWriMo, or Cullen’s Novel Writing Month. From here to January 31 I’m writing nonstop. I’m getting a God damn novel finished. I’m sending the sucker out. And there is no way in hell I’m stopping until I finish. This could be CulNoWriYe. Or CulNoWriDe. However long it takes.
What does this mean for Welltun Cares Presents? As with previous NaNoWriMos, I plan on telling you how well things are going on a semi-daily basis. This might make for dull reading, but let’s face it. Who’s reading now? Not many people, I’ll tell you that much for sure.
If for some reason I have more to say, I’ll post a seperate essay that day, with a Look What You Missed posted on Mondays so that you can find the non-CulNoWriMo stuff easier.
As for the comic… we shall see what we shall see. I hope to update this month… but that’s not a priority.
Let’s all hope I can pull this off…