That is because I have been attempting this:-
National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo as they like to style themselves; yes, it is a slightly cringey abbreviation, you are quite correct)
The goal is to produce the first draft of a novel of at least 50,000 words in length over the course of the 30 days of November. For those of you who like a stat (and who doesn’t like a stat?), that’s a daily average of 1,667 words. Given that (and that my average as of today is hovering more around the 1,100 mark), things are going to be pretty quiet around here this month. Or they may end up being less quite as I struggle to write what I’m supposed to be writing so end up writing blog posts instead whilst internally berating myself for not writing what I’m supposed to be writing. All pretty standard really.
“What’s it about?”, you say? It’s about 18,000 words at the moment. Aha ha. Yes, I am most amusing / tedious (delete as applicable). I’ve got a bit of a funny thing about writing. I don’t like to talk about it much while I’m writing. Partly because, much as you may think you know the shape of something before you go in, it changes as you go. Partly because I’m not very good at coming up with a copyrighting blurb that makes it sound enticing.
“Have I done it before?”, you ask? I have - this is the sixth time I have attempted it and on only one occasion have I been successful. “Where’s that other one then?” Blimey, you’re full of questions, aren’t you? It’s currently sat as a first draft waiting for me to to plough through it and turn it into a revised draft.
So anyway, yes, that’s why I might not be writing much in November. It’s because I’m writing a lot in November (and working and socialising…)