Seriously, how do the weekends go by so fast? Just when I’m finding my groove, it’s time to go back to work again. Oh well. C’est la vie.
This and a reblog of the guest interview I did over at another blog will be my only posts until next Sunday, unless I think of something tomorrow. There are topics I could write about, but all of them require more energy than I have tonight. My posting schedule (other than these updates) may be a little erratic during November as I devote myself to writing 50,000 words in 30 days. So if you don’t get new content from me for a few weeks, you know why. I’ll be back at it in December.
Last night I went to the ballet and saw Dracula. Today was a lovely day, with lunch with my friends, plus a visit from my mom, so that didn’t leave much time for anything else. BUT – that’s okay because I’m exactly where I wanted to be right now.
Make Progress on Book 3 – I’m going to eliminate this goal for the rest of this round. I’ll be focused on Glastonbury the rest of the year, so I won’t be worrying about book 3 – at least not consciously. But, if I get any major revelations, I’ll be sure to let everyone know. I’ll get back to Guinevere in January. I feel confident that after this time of rethinking, the final product will be better.
Write Glastonbury by December 31 – NaNoPrep is done! Woot! I am ready for Friday! I have a full character dossier, a much stronger outline than I expected (which includes all the historical background) and a simpler scene list that only includes what I plan to write (not all the background material that’s in the outline). All I need to do is print them out for easy reference during write-ins and I’m good to go!
Write at least four days each week – I didn’t do any fiction writing this week, but I still think that will pay dividends with a rested mind come Friday…
Win NaNoWriMo – T-minus four days and counting until it begins! I’m so excited to dive into this book. I hope the translation from head to keyboard goes as smoothly as I think it will.
Exercise every other day – If I would have exercised today, I would have made this one. But Friday was three hours of housecleaning and yesterday was several miles of walking. My poor legs just couldn’t take it today. Back at it tomorrow, hopefully with some pilates or yoga. I am sad that I can go longer do a basic stretch that I’ve been doing since I was six – and I’m determined to get that ability back.
Like I said, I’m not going to do a Wednesday update because other than exercise I’ll likely have nothing to report, so I’ll see you all on Sunday with my first NaNo update. (Remember, you can always check the word counter to the right if you’re curious…) Good luck to all my fellow NaNoers!