Wow. I’ve ignored this blog for way too long.
Well it’s a new year and I had a story published in the The 2019 Fark Fiction Anthology!
“Sparkle” was accepted by the editors and I get to see my name in print. Feels good.
Still writing. Working on some ideas. I’ll try not to ignore this space in 2020.
It’s NaNo day +14. There’s good and bad news, but the good news outweighs the bad because the bad isn’t that bad really.
I’m not finished my first draft.
BUT…I’ve been writing.
So I’ve reached 50K. I’m happy.
Did you? If you did you might be asking yourself ‘what now?’. I am.
The answer of course depends on a lot of things. I gave it some thought and here’s what I have planned.
I just crossed the 50K threshold. I validated. Made it.
I was a slightly bad boy. I was in a spot where I couldn’t stop typing. I’ll get some work done now.
Feels very good. More on that later.
Join me on the other side folks.
I cracked 47K yesterday. It was good.
I followed my own lesson learned and I wrote another 1644 words this morning before doing anything else. Now I’m 931 words away from goal.
Time to put the pedal to the metal people!
We’re in the home stretch. I’m a little behind but not by much. All in all, I’m happy with how it’s been going.
Let’s be honest, a measly five thousand words in two days isn’t going to stop me from making 50K by midnight tomorrow.
I’m a few thousand shy of the number I should be at today, but I’m not worried. Things are going great!
I’m mostly recovered from NaNoWriMo day 1. Who knew that a mid-forties human who’s pretty out of shape needed his sleep (Well I did, but I frequently do foolish things). Last night I slept.
I hit my goal of two thousand words for the day and passed it by a bit. I had planned to continue, build a buffer for the inevitable crash but I was too tired. Still, I’m pleased and a tiny bit surprised how easy it went. I expected resistance (and I still do. First week of NaNoWriMo typically is a honeymoon phase. We’ll talk next week.)
Today continues. I’ve quickly gotten a hundred words down. Yes, that’s basically a minute’s worth of writing but it basically primes the pump for the day. It means I’ve started and I can chip away all day to get to my daily two thousand.
I will ask any readers out there to forgive the slight spam this month. I am finding that writing a few words OTHER than my current WIP also primes the pump. Clearing the guns as it were and helps get things flowing. I just don’t always have anything much to say, which makes daily blogging a little strange to me, but hey, it’s my page and I might as well use it.
Space Pirates is feeling good right now. The opening scene is done and I’ve had some really really cool ideas on the fly that I didn’t have a few years ago. I’m looking forward to the weekend. I’m hoping to maybe carve out a couple of hours to get in a long session rather than 30 minutes here and there.
I’m still looking for that zone, but I have a feeling it’s not far away. Things are stirring.
Anyone out there doing NaNo? How’s it going so far?
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.