I’ve got a slight case of the butterflies.
Tonight, we’ll take kiddo out in search of that sweet sweet Halloween swag (of which I will struggle not to partake, damn being diabetic). There are only so many of these evenings left as she is growing so damn fast!
After that…National Novel Writing Month!
Are you starting at the midnight hour? I’m going to try. Tradition and all.
How are your preparations going?
It’s been 19 days since I posted about my preparations. Turns out I don’t follow instructions (even my own) too well. I’ve been all over the place mentally, emotionally and physically. Thinking, taking notes and not really getting much done. I had (still do) high hopes this November would kickstart my writing, but I wasn’t feeling it.
As always, a conversation with my SO pointed out what I wasn’t seeing.
I’ve got a rough outline that I’m pretty happy with.
I’ve had a couple of breakthroughs. I’ve identified a few things that really didn’t work with my last attempt at this story. I’ve killed off some ideas, cleared some plot bunnies and added a few more.
The story is both more streamlined and more complex.
It will be the first time I have a cast of several main characters and viewpoints. It’s a challenge but that’s ok.
Now on to fleshing out those characters!
It’s mid-October (almost) and stuff is starting to percolate.
In an unusual confluence of coffee and a rare good night of sleep, I’m starting to plan for November.
It’s nothing too dramatic, but I’ve given it a lot of thought and I’ve come up with a few things I feel I should do. We will see if they work.